Bill Ready

Bill Ready at Ironman 70.3 RaleighI first met Fleet Feet Knoxville in 2009 when a few coworkers talked me in to trying a sprint triathlon.  At the time I was 47 years old and ready to try something new and different.  For most of my life I had been a complete tennis fanatic, playing several days every week, participating in local and regional leagues and tournaments.  However, following an injury while playing that required surgery and rehabilitation, I never returned to tennis and found myself wondering what to do next.  Like most of us, there was always a long list of "I'm going to try this one day" or "I'm going to start doing that" things in the back of my mind that I had never gotten around to.  Two of those things were cycling and swimming so when my coworkers suggested a triathlon training class, it sounded like the perfect opportunity to actually mark a couple of items off my bucket list.  We signed up for the Tri 101 training program for the Springbrook sprint  triathlon and I showed up at the first class with my old mountain bike and a " I wonder if you can teach this old dog a couple of new tricks" attitude! READ MORE to learn how Bill trained for a marathon and a half-iron distance triathlon.

Bill and friends after the Springbrook Sprint Tri in 2009


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