November 3, 2008

Sprint Triathlon

Yesterday I did my personal triathlon. I was not racing anyone except myself. It was fantastic!!

I did changes things up a little bit. I biked first, ran second and swam third. The reason I did this was that the pool at the college where I was swimming did not open until 3pm and I got both girls down for their afternoon nap at 1:30 so I decided to take advantage nap time to sneak away for 2 hours.

I was worried about the bike ride the most. I have been riding my bike a lot but I have not done more than 6 miles (and even that is broken up) at one time. But the bike ride went great. I was estimating it would take an hour but I beat that time and I finished in 51 minutes! Next was the run.

It was hard transitioning from the bike to running and I also started the run by heading up a steep hill. After about ½ mile I found my groove. As I was running I felt like I was running slower than normal but I wasn’t. I finished the 3 mile run in 33 minutes.

The last section was the swim. Since this was not a real race I took a couple of minutes changing and it took some time to find a lap lane. The pool was BUSY. I finished my 1/4 mile swim in 12 minutes. This was pretty slow and I felt that I was taking it slow but it was also at the end of the triathlon. If I had done the swim first it probably would have taken me 10 minutes instead of 12 but then the run would have taken longer.

Overall I felt great and I was proud of my 96 minutes. Next time I want to shoot for 90 minutes or less!


Carrie said...

Great job!! It is awesome that you could get away for 2 hours and complete your sprint tri! Now you are def prepared for the real thing!! Keep up the great work!

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Rachel said...

You go girl! Doing it yourself is awesome. Great way to make up your own rules and save yourself a ton of money!