Me and my 11 year old boy are interested in "sprint" marathons.
They look like fun and we like doing different things.
We have been on 20+ mile bike rides but the running and swimming kind of have
We are both dead slow swimmers and I cannot run due to heel pain and would walk
I understand that these are timed events and there will be serious competitors
there but can a couple of shoe ins for dead last participate?
We are looking at the South Haven Triathlon in 20 days.
I emailed the organizers of this event and asked them that question.
20 days, hmm.
500m swim, 20k bike, 5k run.
We begin working on the swimming tomorrow at the YMCA.
Any advice on training for the swimming part?
Also need advice on hydration and nutrition.
Usually before a long ride we begin hydrating one hour before we hit it with
During the ride we stop every 30 - 45 minutes for snacks (PBJ, fruit...) and
I am guessing there will be water available at the event but that we will not
be stopping for snacks.
What should we eat before the event and how long before hand?
I was planning on us guzzling Gatorade and eating PBJ's and fruit about an hour
before the start.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
PS - My boy thinks he can take me in this.
I dont think he can.