I think I'll only do triathlons and relays from now on because I can "tri" to have a "relay" good time! ha. I kill myself.
Anyway! The thought of a triathlon first floated its way into my noggin during one of my first swimming lessons.
It just seems like the natural progression of things:
- Runner gets injured
- Runner must become less obsessed with running to curb desire to fling oneself off of high building.
- Runner becomes more obsessed with "cross-training".
- "Cross-training" becomes actual training.
- Runner can run again, continues multi-sport training.
I'd like to interrupt this delightfully bullet-pointed list to point out that if this were the true natural progression of things, this spring I would surely be competing in a pentathlon where participants would swim for a while, spin for awhile, get roughed up by a ferocious female boot camp instructor, drink two vodka tonics, and run a 5k.
That would be an interesting statistic: how many runners do their first triathlons as a direct result of injury. I think it's probably 37%.*
So, I'm going to draw on the experience of all of you experienced triathletes, as well as all of the runners and anyone else who has an opinion ....
Have you ever done a triathlon?
If not, why not, and would you ever consider it?
If so, tell me in three words why I should tri!
* 64% of all statistics are made up.