|Mrs Trihard and Toddler Trihard scour the undergrowth for treasure|
"So what the flip has this geekorama pastime got to do with triathlon?" I hear you ask. Continuously running the same route can seriously damage your motivation to pull your trail shoes on. However Geocaching has helped me get to know a few different interesting routes, that I otherwise would not have known about, that I can easily introduce to my training. A lot of the time there will be a series of caches that someone has set up to introduce you to their favourite walk, typically along a loop. I have been blessed with a terrible sense of direction so being given the opportunity to properly scope out a running route first limits (although not completely eradicates) the possibility of me getting lost in the wilds of West Sussex and having to live as part of a pack of wolves for the next seven years.
Some of the routes I have discovered I can do directly from my house and others require a short car ride but I'm sure running a variety of routes will help stop me getting bored with my running routine for the coming months. And my first 10k is starting to sneak up, less than four weeks to go.