Saturday, November 3, 2012

CU Triathlon team

 I used to run cross country and track in high school, and having a practice that was mandatory and had structure was really good for me. There wasn't much for me at NYU in terms of a team, or people to workout with or work towards something. Here at CU, I found a team that fits... the triathlon team.

I've never done a triathlon, and especially coming off shoulder surgery, I'm not ready for one. However, I love working out with people, having set things to do in my workout, and joining a team of awesome people with similar interests. I'm looking to do a triathlon in the future, but not for a long long while. Now my week consists of different workouts, and let me tell you... I'm pretty sore! We have a schedule or practices, everyday except Friday (although they encourage swimming on Friday). Some days there are two practices, and some are long practices.

I love it.. I love cycling, I used to love running (before surgery- since I recently got cleared), and I'm finding a new passion for swimming. I feel like every time I go to practice I swim the farthest in my life, run more miles since last summer, and that I'm cycling faster and stronger.

my favorite place on Campus- right behind the gym ;)

Although this team is a huge time commitment, I'm happy to say that within the first few months of my experience at CU, I feel more like a part of something than I ever did in my whole year at NYU. I've become involved in three great programs on campus, and this is only one of them..

This morning we had our first time trial, which to say the least was pretty difficult. I woke up with a sore throat and a cough, but decided to push through it anyway. The bike route was 13.2 miles and the run was 3.1 miles. The swim was an 800, but it was in the morning before we set out on our bikes. In total I actually biked 28 miles today, because we had to get to the bike start, bike, run, then bike back to home. I'm pretty tired now, and my throat hurts even more, but it was worth the experience! Prepares me mentally for a real triathlon, and shows me what I need to train.

Since that was a lot of words... here's some pictures of what I did Thursday night.

Anybody recognize who was at my school? :)

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