First Triathlon: Success!
I competed in my first triathlon today for my school; I had barely trained at all for it but I have a good competitive cycling background and decent running as well, swimming OTOH is terrible.. This was also the first time I biked and/or ran after swimming. Got a few swimming lessons from my friend about a month ago but since then havn't swam at all. Anyway..
It was a 375m swim/ 15km bike (dead flat)/ 5km run (also flat)
The entire race I paced myself really well expect the swim I was dying in the pool trying to suck in any air I could find.
I finished the swim in 9:49 which is very poor.
Bike was on a hard packed gravel path and I completed that in 36:28 which I was expecting a little quicker but had to pace myself for the run.
The run I did in 24:11.
Overall I finished 9/57 which isn't great considering the competition which was not the greatest but I am very happy with my time considering this was my first triathlon. If I was a little better at swimming I bet I could have been up in the top 5 easily. At least I get to brag to all my friends now
For the record, it was a ton of fun!