How I Caught the Triathlon Bug

After racing my bike (on and off road) for over a decade beginning in my college days, I became tired of the doing the same races year after year, and decided to mix things up. I was an Army officer at the time, and so running was always in my life, and I had done a few 5k and 10ks but I had never swum anything more than a lifesaving qualification. Arriving at the University of Texas prompted me to explore the triathlon scene (many guys I studied with were into it) and I found the diversity of training multiple sports very refreshing. My first triathlon was such a blast, I was hooked immediately and have been racing nonstop since.