My First Sprint Triathlon Experience

Timberman TriathlonOn August 15th, 2015 I’ll dive head first into the Timberman Triathlon in Gilfid, New Hampshah! Although this is a “sprint” triathlon I anticipate a competitive event: 0.3 mile swim, 15 mile bike ride, and a 5K. I think the triathlon was created for those who have difficulty concentrating on one thing at a time… :)

It’s now mid-July and I have been training through a left-leg nerve issue. My chiropractor/therapist suggests I keep training up to a point where the nerve behind my knee starts being symptomatic. Luckily I’ve been able to do 0.3 mile swims and 15 mile bike rides recently in Laconia NH and Somerville MA, respectively. But the next couple weeks of training are crucial.

I’ve always been an endurance athlete to some degree. Soccer is definitely a stamina sport in which there are very few stops over a 45 minute period. I’ve raced in the longer distance track events as well. And with the memory of my grandfather, who was a champion bicyclist, I may even have genes on my side! (I hope…)

New to triathlons? Here’s a video of the Kona Ironman 2014:

In the following posts I’ll record the drama and lesson’s learned about this USATriathlon-sponsored event. Of course, after my first race I may find that I hate it (or love it). We’ll see how it goes!