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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Trying a Mini Triathlon

In five weeks, I will swim/cycle/run my first sprint triathlon. This particular race is a half-mile swim, fifteen-mile bike ride and a three-mile run.

Kathy once told me about a cool little program on runnersworld.com that allows you to type in information about yourself and the race you’re planning to run and it spits out a customized training program for you. I hoped to find something like that for triathlons but at first, couldn’t find anything that suited my needs. Finally, I found this training schedule. It’s pretty basic but it works well for me.

I modified it slightly to fit my timeline but it’s essentially the same thing.

Kathy and I are five weeks in with five weeks to go and it’s been pretty awesome.

The race is on October 12th and I do plan on “documenting” it like I did with the half marathon which I’m pretty excited about-I’m designing/MacGuyvering a camera mount for my bike! I haven’t figured out how to film the swimming part. I will probably end up filming before and after that leg of the race but it would be so rad if I could film during the swim. I’ll work on that.

2 comments:

Haley Ballast said...

awesome! i always knew you'd do a triathlon someday... wait, what?? anyway, i'm proud of you! can't wait to see the footage.

Chelsea Lee said...

phil what about a helmet that has a camera mounted on it for the swim? you could figure out somesort of waterproof thingy to hold the camera. just an idea.