What Race to Run

Well this week is a big week in training.  I am still trying to decide if I am ready for a full length sprint distance for a triathlon.  On the 6th/7th there is a triathlon put on by the local YMCA (my gym).  The distances are 750 Yard swim, 12.5 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run/crawl.  You swim on the 6th and bike and run on the 7th.  The issue here is there also happens to be a little 5K run that same morning of the 7th. 

I need to decide which one I am going to do.   I really have no attachment to the 5k run.  The proceeds go to a local high-school athletic booster club.  I am simply attracted to it because it seems more manageable then a full sprint.    The pro’s to running the tri is simply the pure bliss of finishing a tri. 

So lets break down the tri into the three area’s and what they mean to me and my training.  The swim-  Well I know right now that if I do this tri my swim will be very slow and require a few rests.   Now my attitude towards the swim is just to survive since it will be an entire day ahead of the other two events.

The bike-  So this is a considerably longer distance then what I have been doing.  Granted I have been doing this distance about once a week.  Well the bike is not my difficulty I just simply get it done.

The run- I am not overly intimidated by the 5k it’s self but I am a little scared of it after the bike of that distance.  I fore see myself walk at least a 1/4 of the run.  Almost all of my training has been inside on the treadmill and the is race will be on a paved road.  (both races will be on pavement.)

Well I will pay extra if I miss the deadline today but I am ok with paying an extra $5 for either of them to make up my mind later this weekend after this weeks training.

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Published in: on March 27, 2007 at 8:29 pm  Leave a Comment  

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