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Tri-ing something new – My first triathlon

I have officially registered for the 7 Bridges Marathon and my first triathlon!  S#!% just got real!

I have talked about wanting to do a triathlon for a while and I finally broke down and registered for the Girls Tri-it-on sprint triathlon in June.  The only problem – I don’t really swim.

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I made my first attempt at traversing through the water in a manner that puts life gards on edge swimming today.  The good news – I can drag myself through the water for 200 meters.  The bad news – I SUCK!  It only took 15 minutes and two 30 second breaks.  whomp…whomp…whomp.

I have less than a month to get better at it.  Its a good think I have the bike and run part down…well, if I can learn to take my hand off the handlebars long enough to get my water bottle…baby steps, right?

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Is a tri in my future?

It is triathlon season, and it seems that half of the people I know are completing them.

The gomers have decided to “try a tri”

M finished her first one this weekend

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And now I want to do one too!

 

Seeing the swimmers all lined up

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and the transition area all set up

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was inspiring (kind of like the first time I went to a marathon, not to run, but to cheer).

The only problem…I don’t really swim.  I took swim lessons as a kid but instead of learning how to swim, I mostly learned how not to drown.  Don’t get me wrong, I can get from one end of the pool to the other, just not efficiently…I basically flail myself across the pool.

I feel like this…

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The race M did today was a women’s only race geared toward beginners and I think it is something I can actually accomplish!  I have 12 months to learn how to swim after all!

Maybe I just need this kind of motivation…

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Have you done a triathlon?

Any advice?