Learning To Swim

Surviving The Tinman

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.



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