The day I caught the bug (TRI bug that is)…


March 12, 2016 was the day that I became a triathelete.  This was my first event and it was A BLAST!  Although it was a significant challenge (I hate running.), it also proved that a significant of our limitations are PURELY MENTAL.  I believe anyone can do a triathlon and the Pasadena Tri is the perfect one to introduce you to the sport.  The format was reversed and the swim length shortened.  5K run, 15K bike, 150m swim.  If you’re thinking in your head “I can do that!”  It’s true, YOU CAN!  If you’re thinking in your head “NO WAY, I can’t do xxx” I would say, YOU STILL CAN, just train or learn.  Life’s too short for us not to give it a try.  I think you’ll surprise yourself once you commit and set your mind to it.

The two weeks leading up to the tri (yes, I said two weeks!) taught me how disciplined one must be if training for the tri.  Of course, the sprint doesn’t require heavy training like the ironman, but its good to go through each sport and make sure you can get through it.  

If you’re thinking about your first race, try the Pasadena Triathlon.  It’s usually in March.  If you’re uncomfortable with a certain sport, they also offer RELAY opportunities with your friend.  I’m sure there are a ton of beginner tris as well.

This was my first one, and I AM THRILLED!!!  Walk in the park and a perfect way to get introduced to the sport.  The Pasadena Triathlon is a reverse tri that begins with a 5K run, 15K bike ride, and 150m swim.  ANYONE CAN DO THIS!!!