So my challenge starts today and I'm still sick with the never ending cold and running on 2 hours sleep so I'm going to bed very soon. Today I heard back from my friend at the tri-club re the email I had sent her a week ago and she recommended I get in touch with Nancy Hastings for some coaching. I checked out the website and her rates seem very reasonable and it will be good to have someone to check in with. We connected by phone and I gave her the rundown on my situation and we already have a plan of action, she doesn't mess around. Tonight I have to pick three races and get back to her, she'll make up my weekly training program from there and she's taking me out biking next week.
She has recommended July 18 in Gravenhurst for try-a-tri and then Aug 8 in Niagara and Sept 4 in Guelph.
The only change to my challenge will be to complete the workouts as provided to me by her rather than go with my own plan but I expect this will be mostly the same. I'll go by my own program until she sends me one for me and the challenge will end at the end of HER program, 4 weeks from the time I receive it. See you get an extra week or two for free, haha. I get free access to her weekly biking group, she assured me they have a 'novice' group that would be perfect for me, they also do weekly open swims at Gullivers Lake (wherever that is) and she also invited me to run with her running group tomorrow.
That's all I got, it's almost bed time.