Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Try a Tri


I am going to try a triathlon.  Not as crazy as a marathon (which I will NEVER attempt - you crazy runner people).  I am not even going to do a regular triathlon.  I am going to try to do a sprint triathlon (the distances are shorter).

Here is the breakdown:

Swim: 1/4 mile 
Bike: 14 miles
Run: 3.1 miles

Look at each one separately, and it doesn't look too bad.  Oh, but it is going to be hard.  At least I have until July.

I signed up for a swimming class, to brush up on my skills and get started.  I went to the first lesson last night.  After less then one lap, my thighs were burning, and I was tired.  I'm in so much trouble, I thought, What have I gotten myself into?

I'm not sure how this will all turn out.  But I will assure you that I do NOT look attractive in my purple swim cap and white goggles (they looked much cuter in the store).   Did you know they make goggles with a MP3 player so you can listen to music while you swim?  Crazy cool.

Any tips for trying a tri?  I am feeling very out of shape and inadequate.  Maybe I will get a good story out it.  Stay tuned.

-Miss T, your future Triathlon-er sis

1 comment:

  1. Tenley you are going to love it. I did my first last fall and it was hard and fun. The swim is the worst part for me. Oh and also, make sure you have a road bike. Good Luck with training!