30:30:30 Mini “Triathlon” – Challenge Complete

As you may have read, I posted a few months ago about an idea for another physical challenge. This was to complete a mini triathlon of sorts by running, cycling and swimming, one after the other, for 3 half-hour blocks.

Yesterday I was up early to see the Olympic Torch Relay so I thought this would be a good time to try it, as I knew it would take longer than my standard gym workout.

Having packed my gear into a rucksack, I set off from home running on the route I identified last time. Unfortunately I miscalculated slightly and added more in when I didn’t need to. As a result I was running for longer than necessary (32 minutes by the time I reached the gym) so it wasn’t a great start. This was a distance of 4.58km.

Then it was up to the top floor for half an hour on the stationary bikes. This wasn’t taxing at all and I covered 17.4 km.

Next I got changed, went to the pool and started swimming. I’m not 100% I kept count correctly (I easily get distracted when swimming as it’s so repetitive) but in the 30 minutes allowed I think I swam 44 lengths which is 1.1km.

I was still feeling quite fresh when I walked home but was low in energy in the afternoon!

Compare my distances to the ‘Sprint’ Triathlon distances:

  1. Swim – 750m
  2. Bike – 20km
  3. Run – 5km

Not too shabby! Next, an actual Sprint triathlon?

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Apparently blogs need to cover a certain niche in order to attract readers. My aim is not to attract readers. I don't deny it would be nice not to just be spouting to myself, but the reason I set this blog up was to give myself somewhere to write down my thoughts. If anyone reads them, that's a bonus. This blog will cover a mix of things - anything that comes to mind that I want to write about. I make no promises about how often I will publish new content.
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