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To Tri or not to Tri–That is the Question

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After a dismal* run on Saturday, I came home to an interesting Facebook message from a friend: want to do a sprint triathlon with me?

My standard answer is typically hell to the no. I have zero desire to swim. The more I mull over the idea, the more I keep thinking why not? I need a new challenge. I have until August to train on the swimming part. Here is a pic of beautiful Huntington Lake, in all it’s freezing cold, fighter plane at the bottom glory.

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Here are some of my hesitations. If you are an avid swim/run/biker, I’d love your opinion on if these are valid.

1. I can rent a wet suit, right? I’m cold just thinking about it, and I’m too cheap to buy one for a whim.

2. Will people make fun of my piece of crap, $35 Craigslist wonder of a bike with the puppy basket on the front?

3. Ugh. Swimming. I don’t know anything about etiquette at the gym for lap swimming, and I’m afraid of being THAT girl.

Ok, so it’s only 3 hesitations. I’m sure I’ll think of more.

On the running side, I’m helping a friend raise $$ for her team in training for making running headbands out of this:

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I’ll post the results on the flip side.

*Ok, not dismal, but cutting a 11 mile run down to a 9.7 mile run after a surprise asthma attack is disappointing. Lesson learned–even if it as been over a year since your last attack while running, don’t be lazy. Bring the inhaler.

Do you have any triathlon experiences? Advice? Warnings? High fives?

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About spinrunsew

I’m a spinning enthusiast, once-a-year half marathoner, and I can sew damn near anything. The rest is filled with the husband, the puppy, the chickens, and one massive garden.

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