I emailed Liz about what I was doing and we arranged a day and time to meet. We met at Tudor House Café, situated close to The Quays where Southampton Tri Club meet to swim on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Liz is the Tri Club’s membership secretary and passionate about triathlons – in fact she’d been out triathlon training in New Forest earlier in the day.
Liz talked about triathlons; the correlation between the effort expended to the rewarding feeling when crossing the finish line; also the difficulty of perfecting the training-to-cake ratio.
I learned from Liz that it’s possible to get seasick when swimming in a queasy ocean current and how smearing oneself with Vaseline risks making being hauled into rescue boats a slick and slippery operation.
Liz’s next triathlon event will be the Lakesman Half in June of this year. This involves a 1.2 mile swim in Derwent Water, a 56 mile cycling stretch and a half marathon to finish. Liz also hopes to participate in Nottingham’s Outlaw full distance Triathlon in 2020. You can follow Liz’s triathlon activities , here: http://operationfitandhealthy.blogspot.com/
Liz blamed Katherine for introducing her to triathlons in 2012. She’s known Katherine for nearly 30 years and they’ve run triathlons together, though Katherine hasn’t yet persuaded her to adopt wild swimming.
Liz gave to the montage a flyer advertising Southampton’s Triathlon Club and then sent me to see tri-club member Jenny to admire her front garden.