Sunday, July 21, 2013

My 1st Triathlon

13 weeks ago I started training for my first triathlon by going to Everest Base Camp in the Himalayas. It was almost like when Rocky trained in Russia before he fought Ivan Drago in Rocky IV. The trekking into altitude was a great workout for my legs, and it really translated well to the bike and run for me.

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.

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