I’ve been running for 5+ years. I’ve participated in two dozen running races, all but two were half or full marathons. So now it’s time to start over. This Sunday will be my very first triathlon. I mentioned way back in January that I signed up for The Rookie Triathlon. Now that it’s finally here, I’m ready for it.
I haven’t put a ton of work into training, but I’ve definitely restructured how my workouts look and feel. It’s game time, so to speak, and I can’t wait. As far as a goal, I’ve run the numbers and I’m looking for something around 1:05 (one hour five minutes).
To remind you, it’s a 300 meter swim, 11 mile bike, 2 mile run. I came up with the bright idea to base my goal on how my training has gone:
Then there are transition times, and for those I have no idea. I threw in a ballpark of five minutes total between the two transitions. So, all told, that’s 7 + 38 + 15 + 5, or 1:05. I won’t be upset if I’m over that; I just wanted to have a number in mind when starting out to see how effective my training has been. Wish me luck and I’ll see you on the flip side.