Last week was the grand finale of the Triathlon Training program, the MUSCMan Indoor Sprint Triathlon. This event consisted of a 500m pool swim, 10 miles on the stationary bike, and a 3 mile run on the track. It was lots of fun, and one of the more exhausting things I've done. I have posted the results online here. (I only put them up because I didn't see an official posting of them anywhere, but I swear the results have not been doctored!) It was fun to see that I finished first overall, who doesn't like winning things! What was really exciting for me, though, was how well I did in the swim. I started off this training program feeling pretty uncomfortable in the water. With a lot of hard work, twice weekly lessons from my excellent coaches Megan and Linnea, and support from my training partner Michelle, I came so far in the past 5 weeks. At the beginning I was worried about finishing, and I did not only that, but finished it faster than I thought was possible for me.
I can't say enough about what a great experience this was. The amount of access to talented coaches and experts that we were given was really impressive. I have definitely caught the triathlon bug. I'm already looking at trying some local triathlons this summer, where I can step my game up with timed transitions and an open water swim.