Have you ever thought about yourself and WHY you gravitate towards certain races? Swim Bike Mom has a GREAT post on the different breeds of Triathletes. Meredith, of SBM, is a great resource for REAL women….works full time (she’s an Attorney), a wife (to the “Expert”), and a mom of two…that want to be triathletes! I stubbled on to her blog when I was searching for information on training for a triathlon, after a hiatus from injury . I find comfort in women that are like me and trying to balance it all! #greedyMOM #sorryNOTsorry. She made/makes me feel like I can do it! She has MANY 70.3 and 140.6 under her belt and she’s a regular gal, like me. I continue to find her and all SBM Ambassadors to be my inspriation! Thanks Meredith!!!!
When I decided to try a triathlon in 2010, I figured the Sprint distance was a great place to start.
Just a reminder:
- Sprint – ~750 m swim, ~10-12 mile bike, and 3.1mile run
- Olympic – 1.5k swim, 25 mile bike, and 6.2 mile run
- Ironman (IM;commonly referred as 140.6, as in total of miles) – 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and a marathon run (ie 26.2 miles)
- Half Ironman (Half;commonly referred as 70.3) – cut the IM in half!
I’ve been hooked since the first time!! Life and injury got in my way because I wasn’t able to compete until 2012. Last year I set the goal for 3 tris but only managed 2! This year…I’m getting to 3!!! But I’m sticking to SPRINTS, BABY!!! I am completely and utterly AMAZED at anyone that can do more distance. But I feel the Sprint distance is what SPEAKS to me. I can’t imagine doing any other distance. (Of course I DID say that about my running and never doing more than a 5k!😁). Honestly, I don’t have/make the time to do more than a Sprint. And I’m okay with that!! After reading her post, my “breed” of triathlete, now I know WHY it speaks to me!!!😉. Check out where you fit and what your distance says about you. 🏊🚴🏃
Any of these describe you?
What would make you increase your distance in a race?