Tuesday, October 15, 2013
I've registered for the HITS Ocala, FL Half Ironman Distance Triathlon. It will take place on March 29th 2014.
I'm certainly not ready to do this as of now, but by then I will be ready.
In my new approach to fitness, I intend to use a training plan that will allow me to finish. Of course I will train hard, but my expectations are not too high right now. I will most likely be doing the bike portion in my Walmart special. Unless a spectacular deal falls in my lap via craigslist or some other means to purchase a 'better' bike by next March.
I'm kind of strange that way, though. I just don't like to spend money. For example, I used to shoot trap a lot, years ago. I never bought a real trap gun. They cost thousands of dollars. I did have a Rossi 12 gauge shotgun that I bought at a flea market for $60 dollars, though. I belonged to a local shooting club that had no gun snobs, and I was comfortable with it, and was a pretty good shooter.
I went to a shooting event once and shot 25 straight, and 49 out of 50 one day. The only day I went to a real shooting event. I beat a lot of guys with very expensive equipment that day.
That just inspired me to adapt a minimalist approach, equipment wise, in all things. All that being said, I understand I need to be comfortable for such a long bike ride, so I may be forced to change my strategy before race day, depending on how my long rides go.
So, I'm excited about this and looking forward to all getting started with my training. I still have 2 marathons to complete and then I will be training exclusively for the triathlon.
I'll keep you all posted. Thanks for reading and have a great day.