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I completed my triathlon--Goal #3 checked off the list!!

Monday, July 09, 2012

Wow! I completed my very first sprint triathlon on Saturday, July 7th. 0.4 mile swim, 8 mile bike and 4 mile run. I finished in 1:28:08. My goal was to complete in an hour and a half, so I beat my goal time, WOOT! The best part was that I actually achieved a PR in the 4 mile run, despite the swimming and biking beforehand--my run time was 36:36, or a 9:09 per mile pace. My previous best 4 mile run was in 38:07 back in March. I'm very happy that my training is paying off in ways that I can see.

I'm also very happy to have set physical goals for the year and accomplished them. There have certainly not been many times in my life that I have set physical goals for myself, and even fewer that I have actually achieved. In fact, I can think of NONE that I actually achieved; until now. My 2012 goals were:

1) complete a half-marathon. DONE 4/28/2012

2) run a 5K in under 30 minutes. DONE, 4/21/2012

3) complete a sprint triathlon. DONE, 7/7/2012.

I guess it's time to set some new goals! I haven't looked far enough ahead to figure this out completely, but I know that I would like to set a PR for my hlaf-marathon on August 26th. Since my current best time is 2:21, I'd like to set a goal of 2:15. That might be overly ambitious, but what the heck--I am riding a cloud of optimism today!
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