7 Lessons I Learned During My First Triathlon

July 18, 2014 12:21 PM

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Nearly two years ago, I put "complete sprint triathlon" at the very top of my fitness bucket list. In December 2012, I told everyone I could that it was my New Year's resolution, thinking the more I talked about it, the more convinced I would become that it was possible. After 2013 came and went, I knew all the talking wasn't going to cut it and enlisted a partner in crime with the same goal to hold me accountable to picking a race and sticking to a training plan. Last weekend, I finally got to cross "complete sprint triathlon" off my to-do list. Here are a few of the lessons I learned in the process.

You can always be a complete beginner at something. At this point, I've been a runner for about half of my life, and I've participated in road races for nearly a third of it. I've pretty much nailed down my pre-race routine, I can pinpoint roughly how comfortable (or uncomfortable) I'm going to be a...

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