Thanks for stopping by! My name is Constance Garnier and I am a triathlete, which sounds super cool 🙂
A bit of background about me
I am French and grew up playing tennis as my weekly sport, it’s quite a common sport in France.
After my studies, I found a job in the UK and lived there for 6 years. This is when I first discovered road cycling.
The start of road cycling
For some unknown reason, I always felt like I wanted a road bike. But I really can’t tell you why because I didn’t know anyone who owned one at the time and I had never watched the Tour de France.
But one day I decided I wanted to buy a road bike. I went to different bike shops and finally found a bike I was comfortable riding. It took some time as I am quite short (5’1”).
From that moment, I joined a cycling club and registered for several ‘road sportives’ (UK cycling events) with my friends. One of them was an 80-mile ride which was really tough for my level at the time. But I have fond memories of it and I think that’s when I started being addicted to cycling.
The start of triathlon
A year after starting cycling, I signed up for a super sprint triathlon as a challenge (0.3mi swim – 8mi bike – 1.6mi run). I was definitely overly trained for the cycling part of this event. But my running skills at the time were low: I could manage to run 3mi but not more. And my swimming skills were non-existent (meaning I hadn’t swum a single lap since I was 10 years old).
But guess what: I LOVED the event! The adrenaline boost rushing through me! The overwhelming stress in the transition zones. The feeling of running with wet socks… It was a great experience and I had lots of fun!
So a few weeks later I joined a tri club and started training and I haven’t stopped since.
I have raced several triathlons in the UK and in France. I even did a triathlon in a relay. That was a completely different experience where you have to do your best for the team. I have noticed one thing is that I always do my best during a race and I feel really happy about it at the end 🙂
Please see below some pictures from triathlon races and triathlon camps I attended.
Other than triathlon, I am a regular bike commuter and indoor cyclist. But the best time of the year to me is cycling holidays, including bikepacking.
Anyway, welcome to the blog! I hope you enjoy the content!
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