First Triathlon


So I’ve been training for my first triathlon for the last two weeks! I’m doing a sprint distance triathlon in NYC on August 29th. It is 1/3 mile swim, 12 mile bike, and 4 mile run.

I guess I didn’t realize how much a financial investment it would be. I’ve had to buy a lot of clothing and gear already. I went on a bit of a shopping spree at a sports store in Union Square this weekend. I got a bunch of stuff, including this pair of tri shorts for the race:

I also made this BIG purchase from Velo Nyc, and I’m so happy with it:

I’m used to riding around Nyc on a crappy old Raleigh Record. This new road bike is so much lighter and aerodynamic. I love it!

The problem with training in Nyc is finding a place where there aren’t a ton of pedestrians. I’ve been cycling on the bike path on the West side, but runners and walkers take up a lot of the space, so it’s hard to reach top speed and stay there. I’m thinking it would be better to get up at the crack of dawn when there are less people.

Today my friend Bianca, my roommate Lauren and I went for a run. I did about 4.5 miles in 40 minutes. Pretty good considering I haven’t run that distance in a while.

I’m getting really excited for this race! It feels good to be working towards a goal again.

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