Good morning. I've been here and then gone a long time. I'm back.
I am 55 and taking on my first sprint triathlon which is a 5k run, 12 mile bike ride, and half mile swim. I'm giving myself a LONG time to train - a year roughly - as I'm starting from scratch and have had two surgeries in the last four years.
Anyone want to join me? I found a training schedule on line - something like 27 weeks from couch to 5k and then another training program to train all three sports for about 20 weeks. So, it's all very slow so I don't get injured. I've been a swimmer so that should be the easiest for me. I'm walking 3 days a week, lifting, and on a stationary bike three days a week for about 20 minutes. I'm not back in the pool yet at all.
I live near Lake Phalen and work at the U of MN Minneapolis campus and use the rec center.
It could be fun.
I'm doing chirunning and taking a TI swim class to make it more interesting and hopefully, easier on my old joints.
So, everyone is welcome. My goal is to train and finish the sprint triathlon in June, 2013 injury-free. Any joiners?
:) walks_with_dogs - Who says you can't teach old dogs new tricks? My mother started running at 55 after having 7 kids and ran a half-marathon in her mid-seventies!!
Edited by: WALKS_WITH_DOGS at: 4/20/2012 (09:21)
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