After talking to Nick, Leilannie, and Steve they all jumped on board to taking on the challenge. It was a risky challenge. Leilannie, Steve, and I had only swam .34 of a mile in Long Island Sound, and we had to swim .5 of a mile! And I have never rode on my bike for more than 8 miles, and I was taking on 11 miles! After both of those challenges, I would be running a 5K.
When we started, my nerves got the best of me and I was already out of breathe. I was a little behind Leilannie but she stayed close the entire swim. I started with freestyle but kept jumping around from freestyle to breath-stroke to side-stoke but found myself most comfortable doing breath-stroke. I was so scared about aggressive swimmers and jelly fish but everyone was polite, every time I got bumped into I heard a sorry and every time I bumped into someone else I apologized. And there was not a jelly fish in sight! The swim went fast then the surprisingly hardest part for me came- the bike. I struggled biking. I did not pass one person in the bike portion...but I made up for it in the run. I didn't have music but I found a good pace and stayed there to finish strong. During the first loop of the run (there were 2), I said to Danielle, Steve, and Nick that I hated it and I would never do it again. Well, that was just me being crabby and tired! I'm in for our next challenge- an Olympic Distance tri! But no need to rush into that, we need to train this year until that!
First Transition: 3:11
Second Transition: 0:43
Run: 33:29 (Only 2 seconds slower than my PR! Not bad!)
"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls." -Joseph Campbell