Today we’re chatting to Leeanne Tennant about being part of the Womens’ Triathlon Training Program (WTTP) in 2014.
If like Leeanne you need some triathlon excitement in your life please join us for this year’s WTTP. Registration is open, so sign up, come along to our information night or learn more about the program.
A friend of mine asked if I’s like to do a triathlon. At first I thought maybe, but the more I thought about the swim the more I thought ‘no way’ I can’t swim that far in the lake! So I went along to the triathlon to support my friend. It was the FIT triathlon and when I saw the excitement and achievement of the women when they crossed the finish line I thought ‘I NEED some of that excitement in my life!’ So I joined FIT and did the WTTP the next year.
I found the swimming the most challenging. I had to do a lot of positive self talk and visualisations to get over my fear that I was going to drown! Getting in the water as often as I could helped with my fear. Also I decided to get a road bike with cleats…..I’m still scared of riding with cleats!! But I do it anyway.