Posted tagged ‘My First Triathlon’

Reflections on Becoming a “WildMan”

March 15, 2009

At the beginning of this year, I shared nine things for 2009 that I would like to do–number three being my first triathlon.  This Saturday, that goal was achieved in competing in the 4th Wildman Triathlon in Moss Park outside Orlando, Florida.  This was in some ways a little birthday present for myself, having turned 30 just a couple of weeks ago.

Here’s a short summary. I was swimming for survival; biking with vengeance, and running on instincts. The race distance was 400m swim, 20k ride, and 5k run.  My total time, including transitions, was 1:26:05.912. Here’s the breakdown in splits:

Swim: 12:28.751
T0: 03:29.635  (from beach to transition area)
T1: 04.02.921   (transition from swim to bike)
Bike: 40:18.820  (20k or about 12.5mi)
T2: 01:08.379  (transition from bike to run)
Run: 24:37.406
Total Time: 1:26:05.912

Here’s the extended summary with a few reflections.