Monday, June 23, 2014

Philly Triathlon

I did it. Just 10 days after I landed back in the US from South Sudan, I completed my first Triathlon. Thing is, I joined a training group back in February, before I even know I would be leaving. I even considered not going to South Sudan because I really wanted to train! Other than a few little runs I did in SS, I was pretty out of shape when I got home. My "tapering" week was more like a work-out-as-much-as-you-can and learn-to-ride-a-bike week.

I had hoped originally to do the Olympic distance, but I was worried about the swimming, so I signed up for the Sprint (800m swim, 25.3k bike, 5k run). In hindsight, it was a good idea - I struggled through the swim and I don't know how I would have felt swimming 1.5k. The biking and running felt great though! Here's to future triathlons!

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