I am thinking of doing a triathlon. A sprint triathlon. In October. My hubby wants to do it too, so it would be our first "race" together. A sprint triathlon is totally doable. .25 mile swim. 14 mile bike. 3.1 mile run.
And although I really want to do it . . . I am not sure if I should. I have never taken a swim lesson in my life. Which means that, even though I can swim freestyle, it is quite laughable. But, I got a wet suit for $3 at the thrift store this weekend, so I am all set as far as gear for the swim!
And, I am not too comfortable on a bike. Other than the last month, I have not ridden on a bike on a road since I crashed while biking down Haleakala in Maui (that was 8 years ago!). On my behalf, I have biked a good deal the last month and am getting more comfortable on a bike, but if I have to go down a hill, I am sure I will be applying pressure to the breaks the whole time. Oh, and I have a very cheap, Craigslist special, mountain bike that is in no way made for a triathalon, but it will have to do.
The run? Well, 3 miles is a breeze for me, so I am not too worried about that.
I am not concerned about time. Eventhough, I do not want to come in last, I guess I would be OK with it if I did. As long as I finish.
So, what do you all think?
Should I tri it?