Dear Triathlon G@ds,
I do appreciate never giving me a puncture to deal with in a race (that might come back to bite me!) but it seems a bit harsh that in my last 3 rides to the Mount I have had a puncture each time within the first hour. Maybe it's to give me a bit more practice changing the tube but it just sucks! It also means that my tyre isn't pumped up to max once I fix it (need to invest in some CO2 I think) and I'm sure the ride suffers.
In an attempt to win favour with you I am proposing to do all I can to keep you happy and to have a great tri year. If you could also sort out that big C(alf) problem then I would be forever grateful. In return I will never mention the C word again from this point on. It ceases to be a problem. Let's put it all behind us.
So, my proposal is that I will do the basics. I will warm up properly, do dynamic stretches before every workout and take the first 5 or 10 mins of every run or ride very easy. I will also warm down and stretch after every workout ... maybe even swimming ... OK, OK, even swimming!
I will take easy sessions easy and put my all into the hard intervals. I will log each workout on here and comment about how I felt before, during and after.
I will continue to use the foam roller (ouch!) and do the core routine at least 5 nights a week. I will even do running drills. Monday evening will from this point forward be known as Running Drill Monday and you will see me over Pemberton Park walking around the running track like a poor Basil Fawlty impersonnator.
I hope that all this effort pleases you and that you see fit to help me have an injury free and fast tri year.