Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The What, Where & When

The idea to run a triathlon came to me a little less than a year ago when my father said he has seen one my good friends running in the triathlon held in Cicero Indiana. At that point in time my thinking was, “Man, I wish I was able to run something like that,” only wishing such because I wanted to be in shape, not because I desired to put myself through such exercise. Since then I have talked to several people about it and have convinced myself that participating in such an event will not be as difficult as I first thought it to be. Whether this is true or not will be seen on the 8th of August. But to help convince others, let me give a brief explanation of exactly what I will be doing.

Triathlon: A multi-sport endurance event consisting of swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances.

The triathlon that I will be participating in (even though I have yet to send in my entry form) will be held in Cicero Indiana on the 8th of August.
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This triathlon is what Wikipedia calls a Super Sprint. This means that the distance for each event is rather short and shouldn’t be terribly difficult to complete. Below I’ve listed off the distance for each event.

Swim: .2 mile    Bike: 9.5 mile    Run: 3.1 mile
Total = 12.8 miles

For me, thirteen miles just doesn’t seem all that long. And let’s not forget that I am not actually racing, but just wanting to complete this event. Of course I don’t want to be the last person to cross the finish line either. I guess that’s the price you pay when your favorite food is pie.


  1. When you first said you were going to do a triathalon on August 8, I thought you were nuts, but given the breakdown, I'm with you. Not like I'm going to do it too, I'm with you. But like I understand what you're saying, I'm with you.

  2. Good luck man i look forward to reading about your progress!

  3. 13 doesn't seem that long?? Dude, your only experience with that kind of distance is eating 13 miles-worth of bearclaws...

    We haven't done nearly enough training to be that confident! First goal's to get to a point where we'll survive the triathlon, second is to not finish dead-last...

    and so help me Jesus, if you and I are the last two, I'm de-pantsing you right before the finish line...