Happy Monday my Friends! It’s official! I am about to be a triathlete! I signed up for my first triathlon this weekend and I could not be more excited. I decided to go with the Tinsel Triathlon in Hemet because a reverse sprint tri seemed less scary. This tri will start with a 5k run, 20k bike, and 150 meter pool swim. Totally doable considering the last sport is a pool swim. I am not quite ready for open water swimming, so I am saving that for the next triathlon.
It’s likely that most of you know I started to train if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter as I have been dropping a lot of hints there. It’s true… I started swim lessons to learn the proper way to swim. I have swam my entire life but never learned the correct form. But a cool thing happened this weekend! I swam one entire mile! This has been a private goal of mine for about 6 months. I still need to work on form and speed but I am definitely less intimidated by swimming now.
After my last half marathon, I also started to ramp up the cycle training. Slowly but surely I am starting to feel ready for this race! That’s a good thing considering the race is in two weeks! Over the next few weeks leading up to the race, I will focus on biking and swimming. Although I am not a fast runner, I feel like it comes easiest to me out of the three sports.
I am super excited for this next adventure. Hopefully this will be the first of many triathlons in my future. The ultimate goal would be a Half Ironman, but I am not going to get ahead of myself at the moment.
Questions: Have you ever done a triathlon? What is your best advice for a newbie?