Let’s Start Over

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:

Event Estimate
Swim 7:00
Bike 38:00
Run 15:00

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.

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    • Amy
    • April 16th, 2011

    You’re going to get hooked! If you haven’t already done so, lay your stuff out like you will race day, and practice going through each transition. It’s a helpful way to pack as well. (I rarely forget things when I do this) Good luck tomorrow!

      • Mike
      • April 19th, 2011

      Thanks Amy! I had a lot of fun and already looking into what race I should target next. I took your advice and it made the morning go a lot smoother 🙂

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