Dilloman Triathlon

Austin Travel Blog

 › entry 1 of 1 › view all entries
dog bite on first day of training 2007

In 2004, i had just returned from a trip to Europe, so i had only 6 weeks to train.  Not an ideal length of time.  Also, i had to borrow a bike from my brother.  He gave me a 1985 Trek 10 speed.  Also, not ideal.  But it would be my first triathlon, so my goal was just to finish. 

This year again, just returned from a 4 month Europe/South America trip and had only 6 weeks to train.  Oh well.  But this time things will be a little different.  I bought a Trek 1600.  And I trained a little different this time.  I bought a stop watch and i would keep track of my times.  I would constantly try to improve my best time.  Sounds like a pretty good idea right?  Well, it had a strange side effect.  Not only was i timing myself training for the triathlon, i was also timing myself in normal mundane everyday chores and activities.  I would time myself in the shower, on the can, and how long it would take me to cook breakfast.  It really got out of hand when i would time myself having sex.

Well, anyway, i did improve my time by 12 minutes.  And next time i do a triathlon, i have decided to train a little longer.  I also want to step it up to a longer race, and maybe one day run an Ironman.

Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
dog bite on first day of training …
dog bite on first day of training…
swim transition 2004
swim transition 2004
bike transition 2004
bike transition 2004
seriously the guy in red is not wa…
seriously the guy in red is not w…
my nutritionist, cyclist coach, an…
my nutritionist, cyclist coach, a…
post race with amber 2004
post race with amber 2004
swim transition 2007
swim transition 2007
2007
2007
home stretch 2007
home stretch 2007
post race with triathlete mate joe…
post race with triathlete mate jo…
Sponsored Links
Austin
photo by: cabotono