I ran my first triathlon last weekend! Ken and Tina and I stayed at my parents’ place Friday night, got up at 5am Saturday morning, headed down to Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, set up our gear, and started on the Tri For Fun course bright and early at 7am.
I’d only decided to do the triathlon a couple days before, so I hadn’t been training. Worse, I ended up going in the second wave, which was very competitive. I don’t swim much, and I was riding Ken’s mountain bike, so the swim and the bike were both pretty challenging.
I run pretty regularly, so I figured I’d make up time on that part. I pushed hard on the bike, though, so when I got off and started to run, I almost fell over. My legs felt like they’d been beaten with a bat! I’m definitely not used to biking.
Even so, I cranked through the run and ended up clocking in at under 1:15, which I was happy with. I’ll have to do it again next year! In the meantime, check out the pictures.