How I Caught the Triathlon Bug


I was always interested in the sport and used to watch the Ironman specials on TV when I was a kid.  I don’t have a swim, bike, or run background (I was an ice hockey player growing up and still play) and I didn’t really even know how to swim so didn’t think I could be a triathlete.  Several years back some of the guys at my work decided to do a Try-a-tri as a group for fun.  I was looking for something different rather than the weight training I had been doing and decided to finally give it a go.  It took me 21min to swim 400m and I came out of the water dead last but I had a lot of fun and was hooked from there.