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Being injured… Only when I laugh!
Frustration, jealousy, cynical and moody! That’s me in a nutshell when I’m carrying an injury. My diet goes out the window as well.
I’ve been the soldier that’s come back too early and/or tried to work through an injury.
I’ve seen others do the same and it’s always the same result. The body gives in. As they say ” time heals all wounds ”
To hell and back, my first full triathlon season and all that goes with it!
Steven Teeling lynch! Fail to prepare prepare to fail! Not in our back yard you won’t !
We left coonagh for the last time with the sun shinning in our eyes. The bright nights were coming in fast and we were now on our way to the dark waters of Killaloe and castle Connell. Summer was here and the triathlon season had already kicked off.
I was fit after a solid and consistent winters training. I had a positive duathlon season and had back to back 10k pb’s in ennis and limerick. A good start.
The first triathlon was Nenagh which I didn’t do because even though I had worked hard in the pool my confidence and ability around my swim was week. I opted to do joey tri a tri Instead a few weeks later. I can confirm now at this moment that I do not like pool based triathlons. The 350m swim fllaaaad me!! Nice jersey for my effort though.
It seems the triathlon season in this neck of the woods revolves around kilkee and every event and training session before hell is in preparation for hell. The build up was detailed with training camps and plenty of course work. What revolved around it was romance, coffee, early mornings and late nights. A massive festival of triathlon. The most beautiful and revered race I’ve had the pleasure to be involved in. Can’t wait for next years build up and event. Me and hell have a score to settle.
I came away from kilkee with doubts. The guys in the team were all making progress and I felt I wasn’t. My swim was going backwards and I could see everyone else’s doing the opposite. I couldn’t turn my power i had on the bike during time trials to the bike in a race. My great running from the duathlon season and the 10ks seemed to have deserted me. I wasn’t tired or injured so I ploughed on regardless and wrecked my own and I felt everyone else’s head along the way. Pure frustration all the way.
It has been a while since my last confession
I wanted to call after Kilkee but I needed to analyse the race minus emotion- plus as you know pen and paper is a little easier.
Jen got a bit sick has been in the hospital the last few days. Jen is doing good now though. Tuff few days in the hospital but physical rest with mental stresses…. = life
Kilrush 3rd mullagmhor 8th Kilkee 13th and next stop Athlone…..
In short mullagmhor I had great legs just no head after malfunctions but it gave me confidence.
I know there will be much more interesting reports when it comes to HOTW 2013, but I thought I would put together a couple of lines on my first Olympic triathlon!!
The nerves started kicking in on the Monday !! I know I had a week to go but I wasn’t sure what to expect especially having missed the two training weekends in Kilkee. Anything I had heard about Hell of the West was that it wasn’t called “Hell” for nothing – I began to think I should have picked a different Olympic triathlon as my first one.