How I Caught the Triathlon Bug

My journey into the sport of triathlon starts like a lot of others… with a trip to Lake Placid with my wife. Even though it was July 4th weekend and still 3 weeks before the upcoming Ironman, you could not help but feel the buzz in the air about the event, and one night after a few too many drinks I declared to my wife that “If they can do it, I can do it!”. So after i sobered up, i decided i had to put my money where my mouth was, and i signed up for the following year’s race…. I knew absolutely nothing about the sport, so I raced two 70.3 races on a road bike just to get an idea of what i was in for… After doing those i decided that I liked the sport and made the investment in a TT bike, which i used at Lake Placid. I finished 10th in my age group, and from then on decided that maybe i could do pretty well if i really worked at it, and I’ve been hooked ever since!