Friday is here! Looking forward to a weekend of running (St. Pat’s Double), yoga, relaxing, catching up on blogs and comments, and House of Cards Season 3. Today I am linking up with Mar, Courtney, and Cynthia and as the title suggests, I signed up for a triathlon!
Image: Quantico Tri
1. The Distance
Hosted at the Marine Corps Base Quantico this third year event is a sprint triathlon consisting of:
- 750 meter open water swim
- 10 mile bike
- 5K run
2. The Swim
I was a swimmer growing up, so fortunately this portion of the tri does not intimidate me… I just need to get back into the pool (which is why I’ve incorporated swimming into my monthly goals, but no success so far).
3. The Bike
I think this will be the weakest leg for me. While I do attend cycling classes I have not been on my road bike in a couple of years. It is sitting in my room with flat tires…oops!
4. The Run
5K…no problem, but then again….I may feel differently after a few brick workouts this spring/summer.
5. The Training
The Quantico Tri will be held in August, which means it will overlap with marathon training. Given the distance, I think I should be okay with training as long as I bike and swim on cross training days.
I’ve been tracking this event for a couple of years (since it started), so I am really looking forward to documenting it here on (Swim, Bike) Run Jenny (Swim, Bike) Run.
Anyone else signing up for the Quantico Tri or another?
Is a triathlon on your bucket list?