Running (84 marathons), 1 Olympic Triathlon (many more to follow), politically incorrect, public relations, marketing, vegetarian, and randomly offensive. Hoping to train for an Ironman Triathlon in 2020 to celebrate 50th birthday.
Sometime in early January I decided, for the third time in my life, that I was going to train for an Olympic distance triathlon. This is a weird decision to make once, let alone three times, since I despise swimming and cycling.
Now, 3.5 months later, I’m looking at options to train for a full Ironman Triathlon between now and June 3, 2020 when my 50th birthday hits me like a brick.
I still truly suck at swimming, but I hate it less. I can’t say I enjoy cycling alone, but it’s wonderful with the right company.
One month from now I’ll update on how that first Olympic distance attempt has gone. Or, if I fail, I’ll delete this post and cover my tracks and never mention it again.
I’ve tried this before. I’ve decided I want to do a triathlon. I bought ‘Triathlon Training for the Time-Crunched Athlete’ and never found time to read it.
Now, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I simply don’t have time to do this. I don’t have time to train properly and develop the necessary swimming and cycling skills to effectively complete a triathlon.
It’s amazing how, sometimes, realizing how futile and impossible something is…makes you dig deep and find determination to pull off the impossible.
This time, I’m going to make it happen. I am going to complete an Olympic Triathlon to start, and make it to a Half Ironman in the first half of 2020. One way or another, this will be the time that it happened.