I signed up for my first ever triathlon. May 28. It is called Island Lake triathlon and it seems pretty low key, so exactly what I need.
Olympic distance. Hopefully by that time I will build enough strength to swim 0.9miles in a respectable time, bike 24.8miles without completely destroying legs so I can run and not jog 6.2miles at the end. It sounds pretty easy on paper but I am sure it will not be that easy.
I have been complaining abut road races costs here. Ok, I am not going to do that anymore, because paying $70 bucks for a triathlon race is outrageous. That's like half the price of a bike I am going to ride that triathlon on! Unbelievable.
But I am PUMPED anyway. I am really happy I found this race. This being Michigan and people pretending it is cold here (it has not that cold, really), there are hardly any triathlons or road races before summer.
And I really wanted to do one before I fly back to Europe on June 1:(
Plus now I will have extra motivation to walk my butt to YMCA everyday. I really don't mind walking those 2.5miles there and then back but people at work were saying that I should be careful because this is not the best neighborhood and I go there after work when it is dark already. Even if I went there in the morning, I would be walking in the dark, so that would not change anything.
If they are so concerned about my safety, they should give me a car! (They have plenty of company cars and R&D testing cars that just sit there. My boss said that he would try to persuade someone to give me R&D car pretending I will be their test driver. But I am not a German engineer, so I do not expect such luck)
Unfortunately the 10k on road French universities champs is one week after this triathlon and I might not be well rested (plus I will fly over the Atlantic 3 days prior). But I am not even sure whether they will let me do the race because I will not run any qualifying races in France and I am not sure how waiver works. I will deal with that later for now I am thrilled about this triathlon.
No run today. It is a rest day.
Bike workout, steady riding and big gear intervals. Pretty hard and my HR shoot up to low 170s on those, which is really high for bike.
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