My Activity Tracking
Why I Tri, mental health.
I've committed to being part of Team Smiddy at the 2021 Noosa Triathlon.
That means in October, I'll be taking on an Olympic distance triathlon. That's a 1500m swim, 40km ride and 10km run! Yes, I'll be pushing my body to the limit.
Why am I taking on this challenge?
Because I'm committed to the long, hard road to fight cancer.
As part of my challenge I'm aiming to raise $3000 to fund ground-breaking research at Mater into the causes, prevention and treatment of various types of cancer.
And this is where I need your help.
Will you support my fundraising by making a donation today?
Covid AdaptationTuesday 7th Sep Hi Team,
UncertaintyWednesday 18th Aug 10 weeks to go. I'm still in PNG hoping the trip back to Australia is successful in September, I have no control over that.
What can I control?Sunday 1st Aug I’m worried about board closures and restrictions but that is not something I can change. The point of my participation was to focus on things I can control.
Getting seriousMonday 19th Jul I have started week 2 of the 16 week training program that will see me through to race day.
FearWednesday 23rd Jun You can only fear something that hasn’t happened.
MotivationMonday 7th Jun How can I keep motivated to keep training? Things I’m doing:
It doesn’t get easier.Sunday 30th May My training program uses my “rate of perceived exertion “, which is my own personalised effort scale. I record my speed, distances, heart rate and times which measures my improvement. Looking back on a session really helps to gauge change.
Swimming is a bit like golf.Monday 24th May Another swim session today. It is hard to start but knowing I have people interested got me there.
Tri SuitFriday 21st May
Routine motivationSaturday 15th May Tomorrow is the last day of my 3rd week of training. I have a plan with each session ready to go, so I just have to worry about doing it, not what to do. It seems simple but the only way to train. Share
Week 3Wednesday 12th May I did a swim session followed by a run session today. My swimming needs improvement but I did 4 x 200m at 4:30 to 4:40mins. It is not easy but I know that I need a couple more weeks before I see improvement.
Week 2 completedSunday 9th May I’m really grateful for the sponsorship so far. It helps to motivate me to train, and think of ways to train better.
First WeekTuesday 4th May I’ve started the riding training on a spin bike in the gym. Later I will try to ride in Port Moresby on a borrowed bike when I’m fitter. I don’t actually own a working bike.
Community and control.Saturday 24th Apr With all the challenges in the world at the moment that I have no control over, I thought I’d give myself a challenge that would give me back some control.
Thank you to my Sponsors
Eleanor And Tom
Jackos, First Street
Em And Ben T
David & Lauren
A Whittle Family
Joe, Erin & Fam
Emily And Nick
Julie And Chad
Darryl & Fadi