Hi I’m Lynn Munro and very proud to be asked back again to be an EOTN Ambassador but this year for the Try on The Tyne Triathlon.
Last years Duathlon was my favourite race of the season. Racing on the iconic Quayside was both exhilarating and emotional and this years inaugural Triathlon promises to be equally as successful.
It seems odd writing this at such uncertain times Worldwide but one thing for sure is we need to keep focused with something to look forward to in the summer. Roll on August.
I’m really lucky as earlier this month I represented Team GB Age Group in the European Championships Sprint Duathlon in Punta Umbria Spain. I was lucky enough to win a Silver Medal 65-69 yrs. I was so proud to put my GB kit on and represent my country, the race and hard and very competitive but I loved every minute of it. All being well I should be competing in the World Championships in Almere Holland in September two weeks after the Try on the Tyne Triathlon.
My coach has adapted my training plan to incorporate not being able to get out and about with lots of different types of training to what I would normally be doing. I think I might end up looking like the Hulk all the strength training he has in store for me.
Swim training, which for me is the hardest part of a triathlon is going to be particularly difficult with all pools closed so until it warms up and we can go in the lakes and the sea there’s no training at all. But we are all in the same boat and we need to keep focused and motivated for both our mental and physical well being.
Think of some new and inventive ways to train, I’ve just spotted a session on my TP which says ‘Stability with weighted Rucksacks. Help!!!!!! watch this space……………
Stay safe and healthy