This weekend Kerry and I took part in our first competition, an open water swim at the Lake Del Valle Aquatic Challenge. It’s a fairly low-key and fun competition to introduce budding triathletes to open water, competition swimming.
Here’s an action shot as I’m completing my half mile swim, it took me 23 minutes and 17 seconds.
What you can’t see is I’m pretty much the only one left in the water apart from Kerry, an 83-year-old man (who completed the swim in 40 minutes or so) and our TNT coaches.
Hey, I came in 3rd in my age class for wetsuit swimmers (admittedly there were only 4 and the 4th person was my coach).
All-in-all it was a great experience which both Kerry and I enjoyed. The best part was after we completed the swim we got to go for a 3.5 mile run around the lake and then the next day we rode about 30 miles…all in a weekends training with TNT!
I know I’m going crazy when I find myself envious of your training. I miss gearing up for a big scary goal. It will be a while before I’ll have the time to train for a tri again.