Sunday, July 17, 2011

April 3rd, 2011 - Our first triathlon

How did the triathlon come to pass? Well, we just found one and signed up! We trained in the pool a total of two times before the race. We were more ready for the bike than anything else. Why? Because we had already signed up for the 2011 Bicycle Tour of Colorado. Having done that ride in 2008, I knew that Carrie needed to train consistently to be prepared for it.

Our first triathlon was:

  1. 400 yd swim
  2. 12 mile bike
  3. 3.1 mile run

Carrie finished second in her age group ... and so did I. That's right, we got medals at our first ever triathlon. Granted, it was a small local triathlon in Gilbert, AZ, but hey ... we finished!

Admittedly I struggled with the swim - taking over 14 minutes to do the 400 yds. Who cares about the swim time? Let's sign up for another one and train the swim even harder! Wait, we already signed up for another one at the same time we signed up for the first one. DOH! We race again on May 15th, 2011 in Mesa.

It takes quite a few people to get ready for triathlon this quickly.

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