Sprint Triathlon as a Training

Tags: triathlon, training, tottori


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This morning I raced myself on a home-made sprint triathlon in order to test myself and prepare next week Olympic Distance triathlon of Yurihama in Hawai Cho that I also ran last year (I am living just 5k from the start).

If the real swim will take place in Togo lake that you can see on below maps, I chose to swim in the sea because well, it's much better... Don't you think ? :-)


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A big swimming-pool for myself! This is the beach of Tomari.

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Getting ready.

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A walk to the "start"

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This is about what I swam, it took about 11 minutes for maybe 700m but I think I was pushed by the waves (cause I am really not that fast) despite having a strange feeling to not move... I even stood up at a moment to check if I was really progressing...

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I am the little white splash. Sea is really not deep there so I had to go pretty far just to be able to swim without touching the bottom.

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Took from the jetty in my last meters. My swim suit is not tight enough around my arms and feel super heavy with water coming inside... I am almost thinking to cut the sleeves...

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A bit long transition and on the bike. I have to precise that the car was not moving (and I wondered why then) when my wife took the pic.

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A bit short of 20k for an average of 34,8kph. Not too bad I was never at 100%, keeping in mind the run to come next.

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Transition near the lake where I had 'hidden' my running shoes and cap previously. I let the bike like this for the time of my run and cool down. Not even worried about it :-)

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That was a quite good run, 4'10"/k is very good for me right now especially as part of a triathlon, I doubt I will be able to run like this the 10k though but that was a nice surprise.
This year I trained significantly less than last year at the same time. My plan is to push less on the bike than in 2012 and to try to have a better run.

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Back at home with a bunch of stuff to clean up.

Special thanks to my wife for the support!

And special hello to @gueorgui who is going to race Ironman Cairns tomorrow. Fighto!!

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