MY FIRST TRIATHLON
Well I have been swimming for about 3 weeks now, and have made some progress, when I started it took me 40 min. to swim 400 meters and I was barely able to swim 25 meters before I had to stop. Now I can do 400 meters in 19:20 and can swim 50 meters freestyle with out stopping. What that means is in a 50 meter pool I can swim from one end to the other without stopping, you do not want to stop in the middle of the pool. At this time I am thinking that the swim part of the triathlon will take me about 20 min. then another 10 min. to get to my bike put on my shirt, shoes,socks, and helmet and then get the bike to the mount line. The bike ride of 13 mi. should take me a little less the one hour, transitioning from bike to walk a couple of min., all I have to do is put the bike back in the rack. The 3 mile run, I will be speed walking, should take no more then 40 min., so the whole thing should take no more then 2 hours and 30 min. I have also managed to lose another 5 lbs. and I have a little over two weeks before the race.