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Well, me and my friend, Steph, have picked the event we want to do so mark your calendars! (this weekend, I found out that I had a follower… shout out to kimpho!) We will be participating in the Memorial Hermann Houston Triathlon in Cypress, TX on September 26, 2010.  This will be an OLYMPIC distance = 1 mile swim, 25 mi cycle, and 6 mi run.  We chose this event for several reasons: 1) it’s in the Houston area, 2) the water will more than likely be warm enough that a wetsuit will not be required, and that saves $100+!  and 3) it’s far enough away that we can get a schedule worked out and I can learn to swim… ha.

Speaking of learning to swim… I got my new Speedo bathing suit in the mail yesterday!  It was on sale at SwimOutlet.com for only $23!  This will be used for all my lesson/training swims.  For the actual event, there is an article of clothing called the “tri short.”  These are similar to bike shorts bc they have the padded support for you seat bones to protect your tushy, but in a special material that doesn’t soak up as much water so that you can wear them to swim in!  Genius!

I found a 20-week program and worked backwards from the event date.  That puts us at a May 10 start for training!  I have just under two weeks to figure out this swim thing…  I plan to schedule my first lesson for this weekend.  The training program suggests that you be able to swim for 30 min before beginning, so I’m not quite sure what I’m getting myself into!  I have a great teacher on board, so I think I’ll be fine.

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One Comment

  1. =)

    I know you can do it! I can swim, but not well. I think lessons will be just the thing to give pointers to stay active in the water.


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