A full Triathlon just seems like too much for me.
But the Topeka Tinman looks like a reasonable goal for me in 2013. It's in June of 2013, but I don't yet know the date.
Step #1 is to swim almost 1,100 yards. Right now, I can swim about 300 yards. But I have plenty of time. The first time I hit the bicycle a few years ago... I made it 6 miles and was ready to toss the bike in the trash. When Bike MS hit in 2010... I made it more than 80 miles, before a SEVERE STORM hit the course. So I know what a "baby step" is.
My wonderful wife Nichole is helping me to get the right "form" in swimming. I can swim... but I need to be able to do it "right" and for 20 to 30 minutes without stopping... in a lake, surrounded by lots of folks doing the same thing.
I won't win cross the "finish line" first at the Topeka Tinman 2013. But I do want to take part, and complete the course.
So, today... I can say that swimming 300 yards is possible. Now, I need to stretch that, then bike 20 miles and run another 7 miles. It's a good thing I have until June!
Wish me luck,
I will keep you updated.