donderdag 26 augustus 2010

What on earth was my subconsciousness thinking?

It all began on a nice, sunny day in the middle of summer vacation. No, scratch that. It was four days ago and the rain wouldn't stop crashing down. But anyway, Peter, Arjan and me went to the pool for some swimming action. Besides it being fun, Peter had to train for a 1/8th triathlon some days after that. So it had a practical side too.

Then, Peter mentioned something about his dad also participating, but for the team-triathlon. In other words, a split thriathlon where three persons to three parts. (For those of you unfamiliar with this: Swimming, cycling, running) He wanted to run the 5 kilometers himself, and thus lacked a swimmer and a cyclist.

Cue to yesterday. Somehow I agreed to swim 500 meter in a muddy river. (See pic. It's the real thing.) Apparently I do not know how to refuse torture even if it manifests itself before my eyes.

At least I made it. And I have to admit, it was kind of fun. I didn't finish last place. So now I have officially completed an 1/24th triathlon. It's tougher than it sounds, really.

Quote: "You're all meatballs! Meatballs, I tell you! Real men don't use teams, right Peter?" -Luuk, veteran triathlete, and also my former PE teacher.

Note: Peter did indeed complete all three parts: 500 meter swimming, 20 kilometers of cycling, and 5 km of running. Thanks, but I prefer my health.

5 opmerkingen:

  1. Haha, very nice, that sounds fun! I've never swum in a river before, only a pool or the ocean.
    Did you swim against the current of the river or with it? Rivers usually move, right?

  2. 250/250 meter, we had to turn back halfway.

  3. a 500 is a lot... was it timed? if so, do you know what your time was?

    I always kinda wanted to do a triathlon...

  4. Oh yeah, it was timed, too.

    Finished 500 meter in 11.57 minutes. Total team time was... um, I forgot. Damn.

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