In 4 days I’ll be participating in my first triathlon in almost a year. This will be the 10th time I’ve been in this event. My best time was in 2006 with 3:52; my worst time was 2014 with 4:59 (yes, training DOES make a difference!). Not surprisingly, the bike time makes a huge difference (see the table below).
This year’s race, though, will be in a team which is a first for me. I’m excited not to run! It’s always been my Achilles heal (pun intended), but I do love the run. So many people excited about finishing. It feels great to cross that line; I’m excited to share it with my cousin though. I warned her that we were not going to have a good time, but we will have lots of fun. I have not biked nearly enough this year due to the whole broken foot thing.
While I don’t have any goals, I thought it would be fun to guess my times. I truly have no idea what my times will be. My predictions:
Swim: 40 minutes
Run: 1:30 (I’m sure Shannon is faster than me, but I’ll use my average run time)
That will bring us in at 4:40 (with transitions). I suppose it’s possible that this can happen. Maybe I can stop the trend of getting worse as I get older.
I’m actually really looking forward to the “race”!
|Year||Total Time||Swim||Bike w/transition||Run|