Will a Sprint Triathlon be my next challenge?

It is fair to say that I have had too much time on my hands to think about running and/or an alternative to running. As I come to the final week of my month-long enforced break from the sport, I think that I have finally concluded that I will stick to running 10ks from now on and look for another endurance challenge to the half-marathon.

I was asked by some friends to do a sprint triathlon in August this year but declined as it was only three weeks before my half-marathon and I didn’t want to compromise my goal. However, having had to content myself with only  swimming or riding my bike to keep fit over the last few weeks, I’m thinking it might make a worthy next challenge.  For those of you who don’t know what a sprint triathlon is, here’s a good description from FitDay. However, to summarise it’s usually a 750-meter swim (or how I like to think of it as 30 lengths of a 25m pool), 20k-bike ride and a 5k-run.

I’d really like to stick with the running, but I’m realistic enough to know that this might no longer be the best option. The next sprint triathlon isn’t until June next year so I may very well have changed my mind by then. The test will be when I get back out on the road next week and start breaking in my expensive custom-made inner soles. I can’t wait!

About runningcommando

I am an Aussie living in Switzerland with my English husband and two lovely kids. I have recently found a new passion in life - running!!! Here I'll be sharing my journey from an unfit beginner runner to preparing for 10k runs and hopefully my goal of reaching a half-marathon. Enjoy!
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