There are lots of types of triathlons out there, which combine different criteria for each event. This includes the Ironman, Sprint, Olympic, Half and Full. I am going to start with the Olympic. The breakdown:
Swim: 1600 yards (64 laps in a 25 yard pool)
Bike: 24.9 miles
Walk: 6.2 miles
To complete the challenge in one week.
To complete 60 minutes of exercise per day until the challenge is met. I normally exercise for about 45 minutes a day, so I am setting a goal to do an extra 15 minutes each day.
Log the date, distance, a time each activity takes.
Write a blog about the experience.
I am guessing it will take me about 3.5 hours to complete this challenge. I figure I can bike the total distance in about an hour, swim the total distance in about an hour, and walk the total distance in about 1.5 hours. It will be interesting to see if I can keep the same pace for the whole hour each day, or if I will lose all of my stamina with the extra 15 minutes. Also, swimming 64 laps will get boring, fast. I hope I can push through to reach my goal.
The challenge starts next week.