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Time for a new challenge
Time for a new challenge
When I got out of college I found myself 50 pounds overweight and working 2 jobs, and working out was not a priority. Then one day it changed. No great inspiration other than my wife was losing weight, and I wanted to as well. I started by telling friends and family that I was going to run a 5k. Then I moved on to a 4 mile race, and last year a rather hilly and challenging 7 mile race (The Bix in Davenport, Iowa). But triathlons have always fascinated me. So that is my new challenge.

Last brick

phunt77by phunt77Sep 21st 2010
So Saturday I did my last brick of the year. It was good. I ran my fastest time on my 6 1/2 mile route after riding 18 miles. Tonight was my last practice open water swim of the year. The water was pretty cold, but it just helped me get ready for Sunday. Then there's Sunday...the Peregrine Charities Triathlon. It will be my first triathlon ever. For whatever reason, I have been trying to make myself nervous. But I'm not. The swim was what originally made me nervous, and I know I can do that now. I just know that I've done everything I can to get ready, so there's no reason to get nervous. I know that it's going to be difficult, but I also know that I am as ready as I can be.

Now for my goals:

Swim - 35 minutes
Bike - 1 1/2 hours (I know this is my weak point, but I have also set my goal with that taken into account)
Run - 48 minutes (My running has been getting a lot better, and the pace that I've been running at will make this about where I should finish)
Transition Total - 5 minutes

Overall - Under 3 hrs.

Definitely won't be the fastest time out there, but I will be happy if I can make this goal.
Tags: brick, goals, swim
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