Posted: Yesterday at 20:14
Well done Cal! Absolutely spot on!
I did my first triathlon this morning. 300m swim, 21k (13 mile) cycle, 4k run. It's aimed at beginners thus slightly odd distances, but it is similar to a sprint triathlon distance, where the swim and run are a little longer. Anyway, I loved it! It was harder than I thought- I knew I'd do it in around an hour and a half, which I did, but I was thinking that an hour and a half run is fine. When you do three disciplines in that time, it's a little more demanding Haven't got any official times yet, but really I have no context / expectations for that except for enjoying it, which I certainly did. And of course it was a PB
I loved the swim, and I have been training well for that. I could have done a lot further really, it was a short swim. Cycle was fine but I had shirked on the training for that really, recently my cycling has been pootling around into work / chatty rides with friends. So I got overtaken by a fair few people on that bit. Run was fine but legs feel like jelly for the first 5 minutes or so. After that I got in my stride. I was pretty rubbish at transition!
Got a great medal, T shirt and free breakfast afterwards. Loads of chat and fun. I did it with three women from my running club, and also so several women from another local club, so there was plenty of support on the way around.
It's a really fun change from just running, with lots of variety.
Now of course, I'm thinking about doing another triathlon or aquathlon...