By Cindy Baggett
Why would you ever want to try a Tri? I used to ask myself that question. I loved running and could not imagine that I would want to swim and bike too. Truth is I am still a little scared on the bike. This year I agreed to train with a friend for a half Ironman, my intention was to “just” do the High Point Sprint. (I say “just” because any length of a Tri is an accomplishment.)
I found that I really enjoyed my time in the pool, and it helped me recover from my runs. I road on a trainer during the week and would venture out on the roads with my friend on the weekend. I started looking forward to these rides! So, I did it, I signed up to do a half Ironman!
We trained for 20 weeks to prepare for 70.3 miles. Managing training in three disciplines can be challenging, but it also adds a lot of variety to your week. Be prepared, some days you may even do 2 workouts. The coolest part is after you finish a Tri and you realize you did it, you are a Triathlete! Would I do it again? Yes!