I came to triathlon relatively late and somewhat by accident. As a member of the England Lacrosse squad I took triathlon on for some variety in the off season to help maintain my fitness. My first triathlon was the Pembrokeshire Sprint in 2004 which I did for fun and to taste a different challenge. I had got the bug. I really enjoyed it and took the leap of purchasing my first road bike and wetsuit! In 2010 I reached a watershed and decided I wanted to see how well I could do if invested more time and training into the sport.
In 2010, I qualified for the Sprint World Championships in Budapest.
In 2011, I qualified for the Olympic Distance World Championships in Beijing and also the Nevada Long Course World Championships by finishing 6th in age at the Wimbleball 70.3 event. I had a choice to make. I decided to go long and focused my training towards the high mileage, endurance sessions that would pay dividends in Nevada. At this point especially the USN products became a vital element of my training for energy and muscle repair.
I love the training variety that triathlon allows and the challenge of tailoring three different sports into one race. Triathlon demands a lot of discipline if you are to reach the startline in a competitive condition, but the rewards are tenfold, the sense of physical achievement, and perhaps more significantly the mental hurdles of overcoming ominous murky swims and gruelling bike sessions cannot fail to give competitors a fantastic boost at all levels.
‘Think little goals and expect little achievements.
Think big goals and win big success.’
David Joseph Schwartz