It’s official, today I became a member of USA Triathlon, the primary governing body of most triathlons held in the U.S. Because I am planning on doing multiple USAT sponsored events, I went ahead and joined. The biggest advantage is saving 12 bucks when registering for sponsored events. Also by completing at least three events I will be nationally ranked. Pretty cool for my first year in the sport, even if I am on the bottom.
Also, I registered for my first event, the Early Bird Sprint Triathlon in Athens Georgia on April 7th. The event has a 400 yard pool swim, 12 mile bike and a 5k run. A big step for me as now I am truly committed. Right now I can do the distance in the allotted 2:15 hours time limit, in parts. So the next three months goal is to further prepare for this event, get faster and build more endurance. The cool thing is that my brother, who does triathlons currently, will do it with me. So excited and ready to get to work. Til next time.