Every so often I like to attempt a challenge with a real risk of failure. From walking the Pacific Crest Trail, to making kayaking DVDs, to cycling the Raid Pyrenean - in all of these I was absolutely uncertain as to whether or not I could finish.
On Sunday I took on another challenge.
Now I have completed my first middle distance (half-ironman length) triathlon, The Highland Warrior organised by No Fuss Events.
I planned to write myself a de-brief so I don't forget all the many point I learnt. Then I thought, "why not turn it into a blog post"? Someone, might find it useful.
Better still, more knowledgeable, experienced triathletes might add their own thoughts in the comments below. So here goes.