Sunday, August 31, 2008

My First Triathlon

From Triathlon 2008
I did my first triathlon on Saturday with my buddy Paul Brun. I was a blast and I'm hoping that I'll be able to do some more next year. We were in the tri-a-tri category which is a 200m swim, 15km bike and 3km run. This is ideal for new tri-athaletes especially for those of us using our mountain bikes. I finished at 78 while Paul did incredible coming in fourth overall. Click on the photo to the left for more pictures.

4 comments:

Kimo said...

Congratulations on your first triathlon. You are now a triathlete! Do you realize what you have just unleashed in yourself? :0)

Simon Mac Donald said...

Thanks Kimo. I think next year will be bigger and better.

Joey Gibson said...

Congratulations, Simon! I watch the Iron Man triathlon every year (when I remember) and have always had a slight desire to try one. I'm in such horrible shape right now that it would be impossible, but I'm working on that. :-)

Simon Mac Donald said...

Thanks Joey. I know I'm not ready for the iron man triathlon yet but I hope to work up to the Olympic distance by the end of next year. The feeling of accomplishment you get by finishing one of these things is pretty amazing. There's no reason why you can't do one yourself with a little bit of preparation. Walking 4.1 miles is a good start :)