Over the past 15 weeks, my goal was to swim-bike-run at least once a week.
- Swim - Pretty good, with swims recorded 11 of 15 weeks. The past 4 weeks have been all open water.
- Bike - Not so good, with bikes recorded 8 of 15 weeks.
- Run - Pretty good, with runs recorded 11 of 15 weeks. My mileage relative to race distance is lacking as well.
The Littlefoot Triathlon is a 750 meter swim, 15K bike and 5K run. I am becoming increasingly comfortable with the swim distance. 750 meters is on the order of my training volume, but I do take breaks. I should be able to manage that distance in 25 minutes. 15K bike is a mere 9.3 miles. I do not plan to be fast, but should be able to cover that in 45 minutes. The 5K run will be tough. My typical training runs are 1.5 to 2.0 miles. I will probably do some walking, but should finish in 35 minutes. With long transitions, I am considering a 2 hour event.
Of the 18 men 50-54 who participated in 2021, that puts me squarely in last place. Swims ranged from 14-21 minutes. Bike from 26 to 45 minutes and run from 23 to 42 minutes.