Almost exactly a year ago, I made a commitment to run a half marathon. Five months later, I did it. It's time to make a new commitment. I don't want to jump ahead to marathon status. I want a bit of a change, a challenge.
TRIATHLON! This will be a major challenge for me. Why? Well I'm not a good swimmer or cyclist. I don't even own a good bike. I've been scouring Craigslist for a decent beginner road bike. I purchased my first modest one-piece swim suit for swimming at the Y. I'm working on building a training plan.
I am officially beginning the training as of April. The tri's I'm looking at are in August. I figure five months is plenty of time to train. I still have to purchase more gear (because tri's take so much more "equipment" than running).
Tell me, have you ever done a triathlon? Any advice?