tdicks wrote:me again, totally different topic though.
i've decided (more or less on a whim) to do the chicago triathlon (well, the halfie) the weekend before orientation starts. i noticed there were a ton of runners and a few bikers in this thread... anyone else doing this?
What are the distances for a half triathlon? Depending on how awful the running portion is, I could be persuaded to do it (I love biking/swimming, hate running).
it's a .75k (1/2ish mi) swim, 22k (13.6 mi) bike, and a 5k (3 mi) run. i'm starting couch to 5k this week (as in i'm currently at the "couch" part)(i also hate running), and don't own a bike, but i should rock the swim
all you non-swimmers should utilize the summer to learn! once you can swim like 4 laps in a row, you could train for a 1/2 mile in like, 3 or 4 weeks! but yeah, i suppose swimming is the most dangerous part to fail at, so i get it
honestly, i just want something to force me into a workout routine before school starts.