Hello all, I just joined the club today. My name is Danny Pimienta, I am new to Triathlons. I am still learning the swim portion with taking my my first swimming class this past January at age 47. I can do the front stroke but still struggle with breathing. So I’m a ways before being able to race. I bike 3-4 times a week locally and as for running am a formal ultramarathoner who has run as far as 50 miles. Looking to ramp my running back up after a ankle injury last year. Looking forward to learning more about the sport and making friends/training partners as I start my journey.
Thank you Bret, I have been considering finding a race where the water is shallow enough that I can stand when I need to stop and keep going until I finish. Do you know if there are any events, meet and greets soon?
Welcome Danny! Don’t think we have a happy hour this month but if you are looking for a shallow race, you could look into Ft Ritchie and Rock Hall/Waterman’s. At Rock Hall/Waterman’s there’s a sand bar in the middle.
Hi Danny, thanks for putting yourself out here. I’m new to swimming too.
I did a “super mini sprint” race last week through “Tri It Now” in Manassas VA. They put on a couple of events throughout the year. The one I did was a low key 400M pool swim, no flip turns allowed, and ok to stop either at pool edge or along the lane resting on the dividers. It was a confidence builder knowing I could stop and rest if needed.
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