Monday, July 28, 2008

Triathlon Update

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.


Angie said...

Awesome Camille! Wow! I'm just amazed. I'm glad it all worked out. Congrats on finishing your first Triathlon! I'm sure there's more to come.

Jenny said...

You rock - that is so cool. What is the distance of each part?

Camille Foote said...

Thanks for asking Jenny I didn't even remember to include that in my blog. It was a 750m swim, 13 mile bike ride, and 5k run.

Cristi said...

You are an inspiration!