April 23, 2012 | |
I finished my first race yesterday - an Aquabike - in 43:45. It was freezing here compared to the normal April temps. It was only 49 degrees when we began. The pool swim was indoors but we had to run a good 1/4 mile back to the transition area and then I biked 6 miles. It was great to be back out racing though and this was a good one to start with since it was geared to beginners. It has been 5 1/2 months since my surgery. I have spent a lot of time in the pool since I got my cast off in December and I think that has helped quite a bit. The week before last I began running a little bit. I am only running a quarter mile at a time right now though I have alternated 1/4 mile walks with 1/4 mile runs for a total of 2 miles twice. I still have a ways to go to get back to a 5k or a full sprint triathlon but I will make it.