So earlier this year I signed up to do a small triathlon (swim a half mile, bike about 12 miles, run a 5k). A triathlon isn’t exactly on my bucket list. I more just want to be able to say I’ve done one. And I thought it would keep me honest. Having something to train for would force me to train after a reasonably lazy winter.
Except it didn’t work out that way. The triathlon is Aug 4th and around July 4th I realized that I probably needed to start training. I’d been running because I run anyway. But I hadn’t gone biking once. And while I try to get in the pool each week, I didn’t even know how far a half a mile was.
So I got on the horn. I called the gym and I asked them how many laps equals a half a mile. Twenty-two laps (there and back) is the answer. I hung up the phone and didn’t go to the gym. Apparently the first step in training for a triathlon in my rule book doesn’t involve training, it just involves gathering information. At least I was informed.
Check out tomorrow’s blog to see how my first 22-miles in the pool went.