Clyde/Athena: 5'9" - 215lb (Target <200 by event date)
# of Triathlons completed: 0
Longest Ride: C*2 (102 & 104)
" " Run: 3.2 mi last Saturday
" " Swim: 50 m (Rank beginner)
Next Race: 10/26/14 Life Time Tri Oceanside
I have been cycling and losing weight for several years. Last July I was selected for a sponsored group of individuals to be trained to run a half marathon in January 2015. The sponsor of this Marathon, not the biggest on the west coast, but it does draw some international talent, is a local hospital. The group I am in is made up of individuals who have overcome some kind of health issue. I, and a couple of others, have controlled heart disease with exercise; one is even a transplant recipient.
The cycling is not a problem for me, the running is new. Cardio-wise I have been keeping up with the training easily. Muscle wise has been a little challenging, but I am handling it.
The sponsorship includes group training and membership in a really nice gym/rehab facility associated with the hospital. There is a pool also, and I have been getting some coaching on the swimming. I learned to swim as a child, but never learned to do it right. The swimming is clearly my week spot. My goal is to be able to swim 100m by the end of August, then increase the distance steadily from there.
I am not sure I need to get a tri-bike, and am now planning on getting some aerobars for my track bike. I know the bike route (Iím local) and have done it fixed with no problem.