Sunday, January 11, 2009

Got the Nerve... Triathlon

Well... I think I made this decision earlier in the week some time. But, for the first time, I'm actually writing it. I'm gonna do a triathlon. Not only that, I've picked one that I'd like to do. It's called the Got the Nerve Triathlon and it is in Lebanon, PA.

It's a sprint triathlon. So... a 500 yard swim, followed by a 14.8 mile bike ride and a 5k run. Which, for somebody who has never swam seriously (other than playing around in the water) is a pretty tough thing anyway. So, I'm definitely going to spend a majority of my worries on the swimming end of things.

All that said, I think this is also an attempt to "dip my toe in" to the world of triathlons. I've spent almost the last two years on my running and I think I'm ready to shake it up a bit. Obviously, there is a running component to a triathlon. So, the running isn't going anywhere. But, I'm ready to see what else is out there.

Wow... I'm actually pretty excited about this. At this point, I would definitely consider my two years of running a complete success. This is just an extension of that. Hopefully it will even bring some added successes in my running in 2009. I can't imagine it hurting!

5 comments:

Amy said...

Wow! That's so exciting! I always have my eye on a sprint triathlon that is in my hometown every september, but the swimming always scares me. Good luck! Can't wait to read about your training, etc!!

Andrew is getting fit said...

That's definitely something I'm keen on as well.

cymrusteve said...

excellent news! does this mean you'll be resurrecting the bike to work regime?

good luck...

Nathan said...

Nice. Don't kill yourself.

Eric Gervase said...

I might be resurrecting the bike to work regime... But, it's too darn cold for that right now (I know, I'm a sissy).

Should be interesting... This might turn into a triathlon blog for a bit. New things, new learning.