So today after going to the gym, I decided that I want to run a triathlon. Well, I guess I should rewind a little - for some reason I have had a desire to do one for awhile now, but the timing was never right. In high school, I was lazy and never researched it. In college, I didn't have time to train or let alone work out (well I probably did have time, I just chose to spend it doing other things). Now, I have time. I already belong to a gym and run and bike regularly. The gym has a pool, and for a little more a month that would be covered. There are a lot of triathlons this summer in the area, way more than i thought. Last but not least, I need a goal, something to work towards at the gym or I won't be motivated to go. My original goal of getting back in shape is already almost achieved. In two weeks, I should be lifting and running at about the rate I was in high school. So a triathlon it is.
I have tentatively chosen to compete in the September 30th one at Cape Henlopen State Park, it is a 500 M swim, 15 mi bike, and 3.1 mi run. I should have plenty of time to training barring injury. So yeah, that's the plan. All encouragement is welcomed, as well as, any training advice.