10 Years of Tri-U-Mah...
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 00:10
By Amy Bauch (amysrunningaround.blogspot.com)
sunday, february 2, 2014
I'm going to take you back a bit. To July, 2004 as a matter of fact. One of my good running buddies, Marcia Lee, had entered the LifeTime Fitness triathlon as part of a relay team. Her daughter would swim; her son would bike and she would run.
This "triathlon" thing was sort of a puzzle to me. I didn't quite get how the whole thing fit together, how you'd have energy enough to finish the dang thing, and, oh yeah: the swim. The D R E A D E D swim in a L A K E. With other people. And fish.
I'd done plenty of road races up until this point. Every thing from 5Ks to marathons. Didn't do them fast, but finished them. Through them, I had found a great bunch of friends and had certainly challenged myself in ways I never thought possible. But triathlon? You'd have to be crazy to do one of those, right?
I wandered down to Lake Nokomis and got sucked right in by the triathlon sirens. I watched the race and by the time my friend crossed the finish line, I was hooked. I wanted to try my hand at this swim, bike and run thing. I wanted it bad. READ MORE
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