PETERBOROUGH Rowing Club was the scene for Emma’s first triathlon of the year yesterday (May 14th), an Olympic distance and a great warm-up for next weekend’s Grafman Triathlon – the equivalent of a half-Ironman.
The 1.5k swim in the rowing lake was followed by a cycle of 38k around a fast loop and then a run of 10k mostly off-road around Nene Park.
“It felt odd preparing for my first tri of the year – last September seems like an age ago,” she told us. “Even more odd not to be racing but using it as preparation for Grafman, an important race as it is full-on practice for the main event in July; I will be pushing hard for a good result.”
“Yesterday in Peterborough was a great warm-up to get me into the swing of things and I even achieved a new personal best at this Olympic distance, which is a strong indicator of how fit I am becoming. I cut several minutes from my previous best time and now I wish I had been ‘racing’ which would have been an even better indicator!
“However, having completed a marathon last week and an important race this coming weekend means I need to take care of my poor little legs which definitely need some rest. I did my usual prep of wrapping crystals before and after the event yesterday and had a soak afterwards so I felt in good shape this morning… thumbs up for Bexters!”