Triathlon training: Day 1

January 3, 2015

As you can see by the title, I only made one goal for 2015 and that was to compete in a triathlon. My fiancĂ© and I wanted something that would challenge us and keep us fit, so this is what we came up with! 

He has been interested in triathlons for some time, but we've never wanted to put in the work or effort. We both thought we'd be too busy to handle training, but decided we have to make it a priority. 

That being said, we took out our bathing suits that have been collecting dust, running shoes that are old and bought gym passes that cost us wayyyy more money than I like to spend in a day. 
Cue day one of training, it went pretty much like this:

Yeah. I like to think I'm a good swimmer, but I was at 9 years old, not at 25 when I haven't stepped foot in a pool in years.
I couldn't even make it 25 meters, which is one end to the other by the way, without huffing and puffing like a had just run a marathon. Seriously, swimming is hard! It made me want to ask for a lifejacket and just doggy paddle the rest of the way!

That being said, we spent the rest of our training session that day swimming about 15-20 meters, taking long breaks then doing it again. There was even this kid in the lane next to us blowing past us like no big deal. I felt like asking him for tips, but that would be weird…haha.

We have a long road ahead of us. We are trying to go to the gym 5-6 days a week to either run, swim or bike. This goes along with trying to eat better, because I'm pretty sure I ate my weight in chocolate over Christmas. However, I don't regret a thing!

More to come!

1 comment :

  1. Triathlon?! Good for you! I understand you with the swimming, I used to swim when I was younger, tried it 2 or 3 years ago and ... the horror. I'm toying with the idea of training for a half-marathon, but I'm not a runner at all. Like at all! I look forward to watching your progress!