mercredi 3 novembre 2010

10 things I love about triathlon

1. Packing the bike into the travel case - getting excited
Demonter le vélo afin de le mettre dans sa valise - je commence à m'exciter !!
2. Waking up early and going to the airport instead of to work (but i hate flying)
me lever tôt et partir pour l'aeroport, et non pas au travail !! (mais je n'aime pas l'avion)
3. The early morning tension from breakfast right up to the fear lining up for the swim - adrenalin !
La tension matinale dès le réveil jusqu'à le départ de la natation - l'adrénaline
4. The swim - the sound of the wetsuit sliding through the water
Le son de la combinaison lorsqu'elle glisse dans l'eau  
5. Running onto the beach at the end of the swim, it's the sand in the toes !
Arriver sur la plage à la fin de la natation, c'est le sable sous les pieds !
6. From swim to bike - the first 500m on the bike with the taste of the sea still in the mouth.
Les premiers 500m sur le vélo, avec un goût de la mer toujours dans la bouche
7. Finding the rhythm in the run, this takes a while, sometimes as long as 2-3km.
Trouver le rhythme de la course à pied - ca peut durer pendant 2 à 3 km...
8. The finish line and the feeling of satisfaction and achievement - especially having faced physical and mental difficulties during the course... will i finish, will i hold out...
L'arrivée à la fin, et le sentiment de satisfaction et réussite - surtout si j'ai eu du mal (ce qui est souvent le cas) pendant la course... je vais terminer ? ma jambe va tenir le coup ???
9. Seeing Esther at the finish line - always happy whatever the performance!!
Voir Esther à l'arrivée - toujours souriante, quelque soit la chrono !!!
10. Tapas in Barcelona after the race - a well-deserved reason to gorge myself with patatas bravas and cold beer !!!!!
Les tapas à Barcelone après l'épreuve - bière fraiche, patates bravas - délicieux !!!!
11. There are more than 10 things i love about this competition....
Il y a beaucoup plus que dix....
mon arrivée sur la plage Barcelona 2010 

6 commentaires:

  1. Great list Marti! What is patatas bravis? Something that tastes good with beer I am sure:) Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. I completely agree with you Martin! Although I've never done triathlon I am sure that it is wonderful.

    It I had time I would do triathlon.
    The problem is that we (my wife and I) always run in the real life :) Moreover, I run with the running group four times a week. I know that triathlon takes a wide time range. I think it takes about 12 hour a week.

    Great post Martin!
    Have a beautiful weekend!

  3. Like the list but numbers 1 and 6 are questionable. Packing is a pain in the butt, and I hate flying with my bike, never know if I'm going to get it back in one piece.

  4. Yes, I am a huge fan of number 5. I remember thinking following the swim at my first Ironman ", a third of my day is over!" That may have been the most absurd, idiotic thought I have ever come up with.

  5. A nice list, I'll have to start thinking up one of my own. Not being a triathlete (just a runner) I agree with 7, 8 & 9 (but substitute Sheila in the latter). For No.10 substitute a nice steak and a good bottle of Australian Shiraz.
    Keep on blogging.