Monday, July 28, 2008
I have decided that for my first triathlon my performance was acceptable. I have now a benchmark to go off of. I did a triathlon sprint so the distances are not to long. I did a 750m swim 13mile bike ride and a 5k (3.1 mile) run. I felt like my swim took FOREVER, mostly because I have not done very much swimming training, and I don't like the freestyle stroke so I did the breaststroke for most of the swim. I could definitely shave some time off my swim with a little more training.
I ended up renting a road bike at the last minute, and I am so glad that I did because I didn't have to worry about the back pain. I still haven't trained enough on a road bike that I am very proficient with all the gears so I did spin out going down the hills, but overall I thought the biking was not too bad. So with a little road bike training, I could definitely shave some time off there as well.
The run went ok, I was still sad not to have any music, but I guess it definitely makes the transition time go faster. Plus the course had a lot of doubling back so if I could not hear the instructions I may have been really confused. It's just nice to have one under my belt, so that I now know what to expect next time.