Triathlons helped Lisa Clancy regain the fitness she wanted.ALEX BATHMAN January 17, 2014 4:34am
Lisa Clancy’s fitness has gone from strength to strength the past 12 months in the lead-up to the Echuca-Moama Triathlon.
Clancy, 39, and her husband Peter, 48, would frequently go out and ski, but priorities changed after the births of their children, daughter Jaymi, 9, and son Jake, 8.
Her fitness was an itch she was longing to scratch.
‘‘If you ask Peter, I was grumpy all the time,’’ she said.
After being beaten in her category at the Australian Water Ski Racing Speed and Marathon Championship last year she decided to regain her fitness and strength.
‘‘I thought ‘That’s it. I want to win’,’’ she said.
Clancy, who is a kindergarten assistant at Echuca Central Kinder, did just that and won in her category at the Australia water ski championships last week.
Tomorrow Clancy wants to beat an old triathlon best of about one and a half hours and finish in less than one hour and twenty-five minutes.
‘‘My aim is not to stop. I want to freestyle and ride the whole way and run without stopping,’’ she said.
Clancy said Echuca’s FitMob helped her get back in to shape.
‘‘It is hard to take the first step but it doesn’t matter your fitness level,’’ she said.
‘‘I’ve been to classes where there was someone super fit and then there was just me but you just all work together.’’
Clancy will be happy once she crosses the finish line tomorrow night but she will not be stopping there.
She is planning to continue training for the Southern 80.
‘‘It’s just a good challenge for myself,’’ she said.
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