No more triathlons this year. Time just will not allow that. I'll keep biking to work as the weather allows it and I'll run a bit to keep up what fitness I've gained. I'll just keep a good level of fitness so that I can go farther and faster next year.
Since this race is over I've wondered if it was far enough. Seriously, an Olympic length tri is 1.5 km swim, 40 km bike & 10 km run. I know I could have biked another 10 km and I felt strong enough during the run to keep going, the only real question would have been the swim.
Honestly, I have thought about doing an Ironman (3.8 km swim, 180 km bike & then a full marathon). But there's no possible way that we would have time for me to train towards that until Darcy is older, 2010 has a nice ring to it. However, using these years leading up to that extra-long term goal will provide me with the fitness base that you need to torture yourself for about 14 hours.
Next year, at least one triathlon and depending on the dates and locations possibly another. But for now I'm going to concentrate on getting Sue up to 5 km (Yes, Sweety I'm telling them again). In April, while she was still off work, she was right at 3 km so I know she's got it in her. I'll keep those updates coming.