Over the last two and a half months I have really enjoyed racing at shorter distances and I mean really enjoyed it.
Since I wrote this post (http://smoker2triathlete.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/whats-next.html) I have raced at the following events.
Doncaster 5k where I set a new "official 5km PB
Hatfield Sprint where I set a new course PB
London Triathlon Sprint which I had a really good race at and finished in the top 10% of all racers
Swim With Other Teams Championships which Doncaster Triathlon finished 4th at
National Club Relay Championships where I beat all my times from 2013 and finished as the quickest member of my team
Leeds Triathlon Relay (swim) which we won again and where I was #firstoutthewater
Doncaster Parkrun where I set a new PB by nearly 4 minutes
Brigg Sprint where I set a new course PB by 11 minutes and finished 37th overall and 7th in the 30-34 age group.
At Brigg I came to a realisation that maybe I am capable of racing so I have decided that in 2015 I am only going to concentrate on sprint triathlons and running 10k road races.
The aim is to learn how to race properly and see what I am really capable of.
I have three races (one sprint tri, one 7 mile off road run and one 10km road run) left this year before I plan on putting in a good winter's base training ahead of 2015. Who knows what will happen next year?!?! I need to come up with a plan for which races to enter and with the help of my new coach and #runboss, I am sure it will be a good year.
I am going to learn to race as I really enjoyed pushing myself at Brigg. The fact that I was only 32 seconds off my 5km run PB in a triathlon shows how much I have improved in recent months. I'm really looking forward to 2015.
Thanks for reading,