Uster Triathlon

Uster Triathlon

I started with triathlon when I did the half Ironman in Rapperswil-Jona this year together with 2 colleges from the company. I was surprised by the fun you have

with this sport and as I am feeling very well in water and liked swimming since I was a boy it seemed to be clear that I try this sport.

A couple of weeks ago we started at Sempach where I did the short distance but from then my target was to do the olympic distance at least once this year.

I did a lot of swimming training in the local bath in Rüti where you get from the office in only a couple of minutes. I manage to train once per week and was finally able to do 2000 meters crawl without getting really tired.

This Sunday I started in Uster for the olympic distance after I did a last test on Monday. But when I saw the distance you have to swim, I was afraid that I would not be able to do it, so far away seemed it. The start of 250 men at the same time is a big confusion because you not enough place but after some meters it gets better.

Now here I am the finisher of my first triathlon and I was much faster than targeted. I had 2 hours and 50 minutes and only 31 minutes for swimming. This is an acceptable time for me. I will do some more training on my technic for crawl, but I think there is not a lot to improve. I am proud and happy.

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