Maggie was 58 when she did her first triathlon and regrets waiting nearly 10 years to get back into the sport.
How much sport were you doing before that/how would you describe yourself fitness-wise?
Not that much in the previous years – it was very much part of a strategy to get fit.
How long did you allow for training before you competed? 3 months
How did you approach your training? I got linked up with a couple of friends, but in the end did most of my training I my own.
What was the hardest thing about the training? Running and worrying about damaging my knees or joints
Is there anything that would have made training easier/more enjoyable? Not sure
Did you complete the race first time? Yes
Was there anything that you got wrong – equipment/training/other preparation? I allowed myself to be frightened by talk of very steep hills near end of run. Also I am still very slow in transition.
Did you feel like giving up at any point? When/why At steep hills
What made you keep going? Just wanted to finish
How did you feel at the end? Brilliant
Did you want to do another one straight away/never……? Yes
Would you say it has enhanced other areas of your life – if so how? Yes, I feel more positive
Just out of interest – are you still doing them? Yes
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