Tri-Tales #2: I Can Do It!

Saturday, September 04, 2010

This is a history tale from July 2008 just before my first triathlon in August. It is a follow-on to "Tri-Tales #1: Bricks"

By July 2008, I was 195 pounds and had a 13 minute pace for a 5K run after the swim & bike. Here is a post from then:

"I Can Do It!"
This is the old (62) guy again. Finally did a run thru of the Buck Creek tri and I made it, so I guess it's a go for the real thing at the end of next month. It felt really good to make it thru, even though I didn't press my self: total time was just under 2 hours which would have put in in fifth place last year (yep, there were only 4 in the over 60 bracket, LOL). I just spun thru the bike leg at a cadance of 85 and walked most of the 5 km run cause my knee has been giving me fits. BTW thanks to whomever recommended working out with a kettlebell. I got one and it forever wipes out any excuses for not doing any training today. Even with a bum knee, I can do a quick workout and have both strength training and cardo thrown in. Thanks again for all the encouragement!
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    I'm hoping to do my first tri in the spring, but starting to feel like I'll never find the time to train. Anyway, congrats on all you're doing! You are inspiring!
    3322 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Great attitude. It's obvious why you were successful in obtaining such a BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal).
    3328 days ago
    What a difference in attitude and confidence. I am hoping to aquire more confidence through tri's and carry forward to my horse showing. We are already back from Ohio. I was thinking you were in Washington state. My mistake. We did have great weather and the area in really nice. Enjoyed great seats at the Reds game. Will be posting more on that soon.
    3328 days ago
    Interesting to see how you were feeling approaching your first triathlon. I have my first one a week from today. I'm not sure how it will go, but I'm excited to get there!
    3329 days ago
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