Friday, June 19, 2009

My First Triathlon!

Isabelle and Joseph with me after the finish!
I have enjoyed fitness for a long time, but had a break for awhile because of the hypothryoid.
About two years ago, I got back into fitness, but this time with running.
I started with the Couch Potato to 5K program.
I enjoyed running a few 5k's, and then a running friend suggested we sign up for a triathlon!
I had to think about it for awhile, but I'm so glad I did it!
I found a 3 month training program on line that was specifically for sprint distance triathlon.
It was fun to do the training (well, most days it was fun), and then cross of the work for that specific day, and it felt like I was accomplishing something. It was really fun to train for something specific as well.
Also, my friend found a swim club that met each Friday morning, for a one hour pool workout. It was awesome! We ended up regularly swimming about 2000 meters. Having the swim coach and people to swim with made a huge difference in my swimming ability!
Our triathlon was a 400 meter swim, then a fairly long uphill run to transition. Followed by a 12 mile (20K) bike, and a 3 mile (5K) run.
My swim was 11 min (which included the run to transition)
My bike was 53 min (on Mom's mountain bike! I need a road bike at some point.)
My run was 26:57
It was great fun!
I can't wait to do another one!

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