I consider myself to be a businessman by day, dad by night. I started running several years ago and just recently got hooked on triathlons. I completed my first sprint event at the Chicago 2012 Life Time Triathlon (http://www.chicagotriathlon.com/) with a time of 1:50:03 and look forward to many more to come.
As I considered my first triathlon I knew my race time and preparation were going to be less than stellar and wanted to document and share my experiences with others as I continue to learn and improve. This site is dedicated to sharing my findings on equipment, training, health topics, events, and experiences as I continue with my triathlon pursuit.
Below is a little more about myself (as of September 1, 2012):
Weight: 170 lbs
Height: 5’11″ (being a little generous with the 11″ – actually more like 10-1/2″)
Current Residence: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Previous activities: Active in high school sports, no exercise during college unless you consider walking to class and lifting draft beers an activity, started jogging on random years after college, and began participating in some of the local 5K runs in 2010.
Why try a triathlon?
I really had no interest in or knowledge of triathlons until I participated as a team in the Pigman 2012 Sprint Triathlon (http://pigmantri.com/). The decision to enter the Pigman was decided over a few cocktails in late 2011 with a couple of good friends. At first we had all signed up individually but as race day approached we quickly decided that we really hadn’t trained or done anything that would make us think we could finish separately, so last minute we decided to combine forces and participate as a team.
While attending the Pigman I was amazed at all the people that were signed up. I was even more amazed at the demographics of many of the participants. I had always assumed it would be a bunch of young 20 year olds in the best of shape running around crazy but it wasn’t. There were people of all age groups and body shapes and sizes participating in the event. The atmosphere was incredible and I instantly found an excitement and competitive desire to see if I could finish a triathlon by myself. This started my journey into triathlons. I hope you find this site useful and wish you the best of luck on your first or continued triathlon experiences.