“Of course it’s hard. It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. Hard is what makes it great.” -anonymous
Yesterday was indeed a hard day. This event was an Olympic distance triathlon organized by the RT (Recreational Triathletes) group. For those who don’t know about triathlon distances, an Olympic distance triathlon is an event where we have to swim 1.5 km, bike 40 km and run 10km back to back without a break.
FYI, this was also my very first competitive event.
The competition was tough. There were many Ironman finishers, state and national level athletes with more than 5 years of experience in the field. I on the other hand had just started training a couple of months ago. With the level of the competition so high, I thought that even completing the race would be a big deal.
To make things worse, I got down with an injury a month before the race and couldn’t train for two whole weeks.
What I did on the race day was just two weeks of training.
Thanks to my coach @team_chai_ without whom, I couldn’t have done it.
It was due to his training that I secured a position in the top 20.
Being a low carb athlete, I did the entire race empty stomach. Running on fats and not glucose has its own advantage. More on this, later.
Last but not the least, I’d also like to thank @anirbanmukherji for organizing such a great event. I will be waiting for more........... With my aims high and a scope for lots of improvement, I have a long way to go......... #triathlete #triathlontraining #triathlon #swimbikerun #lowcarbathlete #olympictriathlon #trilife #triathletesofinsta #feltbikes #timetrial #lowcarb #oakley #asics #recreationaltriathlete #recreationaltriatheletes - 31 minutes ago