Hy-Vee Triathlon: 77 Days And Counting…

Hy-Vee TriathlonIt was just a week ago this morning that I sent off my application to be a selected to be a member of The Des Moines
Register’s Triathlon Team.

A week later, the word is in, and the word is good.

Congratulations! You have been selected to be a member of The Des Moines Register’s Triathlon Team. We appreciate your willingness to share your training and race experiences with our readers.

As a Des Moines Register Team member, you will be asked to blog each Friday leading up to the triathlon (tell us what you’re doing to train, how it’s going, how you are feeling, etc.). Your blogs will appear on desmoinesregister.com. You will be featured in a story introducing the triathlon team to our readers, and also will be interviewed immediately following the race on June 22 for a short story we’ll run in the paper. Mark Emmert and the sports editorial staff will be in touch with you soon to provide more details.

Of course, one blog entry a week should be no sweat. And I’ve run the last two New York City Triathlons cold (that is, I didn’t ramp up my biking or swimming, I just relied on my fairly consistent running schedule).

Still, I don’t typically finish a race then pause to be interviewed, let alone by one the nation’s top newspapers. So I don’t wanna’ blow it off and suck.

Accordingly, my first move is to call my orthepedist, Dr. Mark Klion, and have him listen to my creaky knee. My second move is to find a pool. If I can swim a mile without training, imagine how much faster I could do it if I trained.

Of course, the prevailing thought is that the triathlon is going to kick off some sort of CD release and mini tour (as if I don’t have enough to do). So I gotta’ work that out too.

First things first, though. I need to stock up on Gatorade.