Well, it has been a long time since I have written anything about cycling but I do have something to report: I have officially entered my first triathlon! Yes, I know that I am overweight, have not run significantly for about 30 years, am not a strong swimmer, and have been off the bike for a few years but I figured I needed something to get me motivated! So, Thursday I officially signed up for the Naperville Sprint Triathlon.
Providing my training goes well, on August 6th I will hopefully be finishing a 400 meter swim, 22km ride and 5k run. That only gives me about four months to get in shape so I should probably get off the computer and on the bike!
I will be writing about my training experiences leading up to the triathlon and impressions of the event itself, providing I live, once completed.
Check back often and wish me luck!
P.S. I am VERY open to any constructive opinions regarding training or the event itself. If you recently completed your first triathlon I would love to know to hear from you about what worked, what didn’t, and if you are planning a second or will never compete again…
Love, live, and ride (and swim and run)!