3 5k’s and a bike ride down and I’m on my way to a triathlon! That’s right, I’ve adjusted my goals and I am going to compete in a triathlon this summer. A sprint triathlon, but a triathlon none the less.
What’s spawned this? I love riding my bike and I’ve come to enjoy running in the local 5k races (I typically do not enjoy running, but the competitions give the running a little edge that’s kinda fun). Also, growing up I always thought the triathletes were awesome. I was that weird kid who would rather watch Dan and Dave in the pentathlon than watch the 100 yard dash finals in the Olympics.
So where does that leave me? Participating in at least one triathlon this summer. The sprint triathlons are manageable (500 meter swim, 10 mile bike ride, 3 mile run) as far as triathlons go. I’m excited and nervous as I’m sure I’ll be dead tired when I cross the finish line. So in preparation I still need to complete my ’2nd Quarter Resolution’ and compete in one or two more bike rides before the end of the year (The triathlon would be the second and/or third!). In the meantime, I’ve also done three 5k’s and I have at least two more scheduled (Dragon Dash and the Helen Gold 5k). I also just completed the Johnson County Bike Club (JCBC) Spring Classic! It was a 46 mile ride and it took me a short 3 1/2 hours. It was a good time and it marks the first of my three bike rides.
I’ll keep you posted on my results and after my triathlon. Below are my times so far this year…and links to some great charities.
Love2Run (4 mile): 45.15
Rock the Parkway (5k): 29.40
Trolley Run (4 mile): 36.04