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Attacking Goal #3: a sprint triathlon

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

So I accomplished the 5K PR I was seeking: check.

I finished a half-marathon, and even at goal time: check.

Now it's time to tackle the tri! My DD and I were looking at a HM on July 4th, and then finally got information back for a Rookie Triathlon on July 7th. So we're going to do that instead.

It appears to have a killer swim for a sprint tri--nearly half a mile open water swim! But the bike section, which is the part about which I am most uncertain, is only 8 miles, and the run plays to my strength at 4 miles. So I think it will be good.

My bike is in the truck so I can get a spring tune-up done on it. I am going to buy a punch card for lap swimming at the local junior high pool and get training. My goal for this adventure is just to finish. I have no time goal at all, I don't even care if I'm last. But I suspect/hope I will be able to pass some people on the run.

The lovely part about this triathlon is that it is out-of-town, but not too far, and it is close to a state park. We are going to camp at the state park campground for the nights before and after and enjoy a nice weekend!
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    @Kayotic, the biking is road biking. I am a pavement girl, LOL.

    @Runnerforlife08, the campground is Sakatah Lake State Park, near Mankato. I love the Minnesota State Parks. Staying in Whitewater State Park in June, too. Do you camp?
    3158 days ago
    Sounds like a great adventure! Is the biking part on the road or on trails?
    3171 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan!

    What state park are you camping at? Is this in Minnesota?
    3172 days ago
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