Yeah, that's a half iron distance tri. 2k swim, 90k bike, 21.1k run.
WHAT HAVE I DONE???
I've been thinking about this for a while, from back last fall when I decided I was going to pursue triathlon this year. Granted, my original thoughts were roughly along the lines of OH HELL NO.
But my thoughts on the subject gradually changed along the way. The main sticking point, of course, being that whole business of having to swim 2 kilometers, which even 4 months ago seemed like an insanely ridiculously silly sort of thing to be thinking about doing. But now that I can easily knock out 2k in the pool, and since I've rapidly become pretty comfortable with that whole open water swim thing,it is on like Donkey Kong.
|Wednesday night open water swim PB. SO CLOSE TO 2k.|
Back in the fall I did a 100k ride with Nicole and Sam, and at that point I wondered about the wisdom of ever doing a 70.3 - I mean, I barely wanted to walk anywhere after that ride, much less run a half marathon. But my winter of training really built a solid base - I did 100k at the Ride for Heart a few weeks ago and although I wasn't exactly looking for my running shoes at the end, I could see that running would have been theoretically possible.
|Possible if it wasn't for the pouring rain and the fact I couldn't feel my feet. My clothes were literally dripping when I changed after the ride.|
|I have goals. Most of which involve getting faster in all three disciplines.|
|Obligatory post long run #selfie I have no real reason to include except I think they take away my blogger license if I don't meet my selfie quota.|
|I have a feeling this pool won't be this empty all summer.|
|Foxy the bike and I met up with an actual fox on our ride on Saturday. Feels like a good omen.|