Sunday, August 17, 2008

I am a Triathlete!!!

A longer report will be posted soon.
The race was awesome. My time was around 1:20. The official results have not been posted. The swim was a little rough, tthe bike windy and the run hot! I had such a good time.
Swim - 9:22
1st Trans - 3:57
Bike - 39:31
2nd Trans - 1:10
Run - 26:47
Total - 1:20.49

Heading to Wild Dog

For my first race I do not have many goals..actually just one, finish. I really want to take this race and learn as much as I can and apply it to my races next year. Of course I would like to finish under 1.5 hours and have a strong bike, but I guess we will have to see. It is a beautiful morning for racing!!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


This has been a great week of training! Monday after we got back from NJ I went out for a 3 mile run. After mile 2 I found my stride and was running at a 9 min mile pace. Today I rode my bike to work (4.2 miles) and at lunch time I did a small brick, 6 mile bike ride/2 mile run. The bike was ok, but the run...first mile 10:45, second mile 9:35. My running is coming around and I felt awesome after the brick. With the swimming last week and today's brick, I feel so good about this weekend!!

More good news, my Brooks Addiction 8's came in the mail today!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Busy Week

Its been a busy week of running and swimming. I attempted to ride my bike, but the front tire blew so I need to fix that. My focus for the past week has mostly been swimming and running. With the Tri coming up next weekend I have 2 seperate brick workouts scheduled, swim/bike and a bike/run. Before this week I was a little nervous about the swim. But after a few swims at the Y pool, I feel I am ready for the .25 mile swim. I do not have expectations that I will be fast in either of the sports, so my goal for my first Tri is to finish. If it takes me 2 hours and I come in last...thats cool with me. I am just really excited to complete it.

Had a really cool run in the rain yesterday. A group of us from work went out for a slow 3 mile run in the rain. We ended up going 3.58 miles, which happens to be the furthest I have run without walking since last year. And my legs hurt for a couple hours after. Then last night I hit the Y for 1000meter swim. It was tough.

Until next time.

Monday, August 4, 2008


First off I would like to say congrats to Michelle who became a Triathlete on Sunday. She killed the course and completed her longest ocean swim ever. Congrats Michelle!!!!!!

Had a good weekend. First off on Friday I went out for a 3.5 mile run during lunch. A little slow, but it felt good. On Saturday I went to the Y and swam 1000 meters in the pool. Then spent the rest of the day getting ready for our pool party which was alot of fun. Sunday Kim and I went to the Ocean Mist with our friends for breakfast. Then spent the rest of the day doing nothing!!!!!

As for today I have a 3mile run at lunch and another 1000 meters at the Y tonight. I might go to the lake and swim with Kim following me in the boat instead of going to the Y. I think I would rather do more open water swims then swimming in the pool.

Happy Monday