How I Caught the Triathlon Bug
It’s been a long transition for me into triathlon. In high school I was three-sport athlete in football, basketball, and lacrosse. In 2007, I was a 215 pound all-state quarterback starting for Vermont in our annual all-star game against neighboring New Hampshire to raise money for the Shriners Hospitals. In college I played a lot of intramurals, but it wasn’t enough to satisfy my competitiveness. As such, in the summer of 2008 when I was back home in Vermont after Freshman year of college, I decided to sign up for a local triathlon that was 15 minutes from my parents house. I started swimming and running to ensure that I’d be able to finish the sprint triathlon. For the race I borrowed my friend’s Dad’s old road bike. I finished in the middle of the pack, but I was hooked! The challenge of training for three sports while being able to consistently be able to improve on my fitness was a major draw to me that definitely satisfied by competitive need.