In the 11 weeks since our 14 day adventure, I worked out 4-6 days per week. My trips to the gym consisted of swims, runs on the treadmill, and rides on the stationary bike. On the weekends, I would sometimes take my mountain bike for a ride.
Yes, I rode a mountain bike for my first triathlon. I am not 100% certain that I want to keep participating in other events, so I thought it wise not to spend for a costly road bike.
In the end, the training proved fruitful. I was able to compete in the Pequannock Triathlon today. I finished a 1/4 mile swim, 12 mile bike, and 3.2 mile run in 1 hour and 42 minutes. For me, that is an achievement, and I'm proud of myself for it.