My First Triathlon!

Those of you who have followed my blog posts on running might have noticed that I haven’t posted anything in this category for quite a while.  Three years ago I was diagnosed with chronic knee arthritis and had to quit the sport.  It was pretty devastating at the time, and I’ve learned to deal with it and realize that nothing lasts forever.  Fortunately, I still have a good exercise ethic so I’ve been swimming and biking a lot lately.  This is two-thirds of a triathlon, so I decided to try the Evergreen Sprint Triathlon this year and it was a blast.  Yesterday I placed fifth out of eleven contestants in my age group, and with a mere five training runs during the two months before the race, I ran a “sizzling” nine minutes per mile in the three mile run.  Note: this is the exact pace I ran a 30 mile trail race just three years ago! For more pics and more details on the race, check out my Facebook photo album.

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