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Goals for 7/27 - 8/2

Monday, July 27, 2009

“Never neglect the little things. Never skimp on that extra effort, that additional few minutes, that soft word of praise or thanks, that delivery of the very best that you can do. It does not matter what others think, it is of prime importance, however, what you think about you. You can never do your best, which should always be your trademark, if you are cutting corners and shirking responsibilities. You are special. Act it. Never neglect the little things.” Og Mandino

I failed miserably last week in meeting my goals. The thing I love about blogging is your are accountable for the good days and the bad and last week there were plenty of bad days! I only ran twice and I got in one good bike ride.....that is all!!! My knee was NOT feeling well and even then I did not do my PT exercises as I should nor did I use my foam roller every day. I need to make using that roller a number one priority. I cannot expect my knee to feel better if I am not doing everything I can to help the situation. Even though last week i did not reach my goals, I feel on top of the world! I have never felt happier and I am so pleased with my body and how my weight loss is going.

This weekend I was featured as a Former Fat Girl of the Week on a weight loss blog! You can see my before and after pics and read the blog here....

I was so honored and seeing my pictures on another page gave me a MUCH needed dose of Monday motivation!!

My plan for this week is as follows.....

Goals for the week of 7/27- 8/2

1. MUST do PT exercises twice a day
2. Use my foam roller 3 times a day
3. Ice 2 times a day
4. Drink 1 gallon of water a day
5. ST Upper body 3 times
6. Complete 8 miles of running, and 7 miles of walking - 15 miles total
7. Bike 20 miles for the week
8. Complete 200 pushups
9. Log foods each day and maintain at least a 500 caloric deficit
10. Burn 2,000 calories for the week

Workout schedule for the week -

Monday - Rest knee - day off
Tuesday - Run 3, Walk 3 miles
Wednesday - Bike 10 miles, ST
Thursday - Run 2 miles, Walk 2 miles
Thursday - Bike 10 miles, ST
Friday - Run 3 miles, Walk 2 miles
Saturday - Day off
Sunday - Day off

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PURPLEALLY 8/1/2009 8:15PM

    Love how you lay out your goals!

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ROWDYWITH4 7/30/2009 11:07PM

    Hi, Jen! emoticonon your feature!

Great Goals! Go get'em tiger :o)

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CCSDESTINY 7/30/2009 8:44PM

    WhooHoo on your weekly Feature! I just hopped over there - How AWESOME!!!

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NOTWBTRFLY 7/30/2009 8:46AM

    Congrats on all your success and your reccent recognition. You are definitely an inspiration. I joined Operation Fat Blaster thanks to visiting your link and plan to finally start blogging about my weight loss. I read your profile and share a similar goal. Eventhough I have been yo-yoing overweight my whole life, being at my very heaviest and approaching my 30th birthday it's time to take action. I have 20 weeks from today and my goal is to loose 40 lbs so I can be a hot mama on my big night. I also wanted to say congrats on all your races. I was never a runner by any means and last summer I decided to do the Komen Race for the Cure 5k and even captained a team from my gym hoping the training would help me loose weight. It was such a sense of accomplishment. I need to get on the ball and get signed up for some races. (I am also in the Houston area) Best of luck with your future races and all your fitness goals. emoticon

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SUNNY332 7/28/2009 8:05AM

    Good to hear that you are feeling better. Good plan for the week so go forward and don't beat yourself up about last week. You are a great inspiration to us all.

Hugs, Sunny

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KAYAKID 7/28/2009 1:14AM

    Jen we all have weeks like that where we are getingy ready to hold a pity party. I actually had a week like that and really struggled with my goals in july. I blogged about it yesterday. the comments on my blog advised me to just forget it and move on. Look at all the positive things I do and not look at the negatives so much. I would give you the same advise. Keep it going and be strong!!!!


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TAFODIL24 7/27/2009 6:52PM

    Awesome GOALS ~ Keep the focus ~ You Can DO it!

Hugs and Love~Taffi emoticon

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MBSHAZZER 7/27/2009 5:28PM

    Even though you didn't meet your goals, I'm sure you still did waaay more than most people achieve in a week! I agree with Patty - sometimes we need a break to get us re-invigorated again. Here's to a fabulous week!!

P.S. - nice job on being the featured "loser" - you're always a winner in my book!

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SEEHOLZ 7/27/2009 5:05PM

    So glad to hear you're feeling better! I think you work so hard at times, you don't give yourself a break! It might be time, so don't look at it as failure, but as a few choices that could have been better! Girly, you're human, not super-human and that's part of the reason I love ya!
Anyways, great reminders, as always!

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Workout results 7/21

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Today was good. I was able to get a quick ST workout in along with an easy bike ride. My garmin was working thanks to my husband who switched out the power cord on the charger and now it works! Thank goodness!! I am off to get some work done in my yard before the MUCH needed rain hits.

Hope everyone is having a fantastic day and you reach all your goals!!

Here are my goals for today.....
1. Drink 1 gallon of water - almost...after dinner
2. Take all vitamins and supplements - done
3. PT stretches/ foam roller - done
4. Stay within calorie range - done 1,778 calories consumed
5. Ice my knee at least twice - not yet...
6. Complete scheduled workout - done

Totals for the day -
Time - 61 mins
Calories burned - 575

ST Upper body - 20 mins
Calories burned - 90

Standard push ups drop sets- 52 reps total (starting at 10 reps and working down every 2 reps then working back up to 10)
Upright rows using 40 lb band - 15 reps
Alternating curls using 40 lb band - 24 reps total - 20 reps with 4 reps double
Reverse fly using 40 lb bands- 25 reps
Pulse holds for reverse flys using 40 lb band - 25 reps
Bicep curl to overhead press using light red bands - 15 reps
Close grip push ups drop sets - 52 reps
Close grip lat pull downs with 40 lb bands -15 reps
Lat pull downs with 40 lb band - 15 reps
Underhand lat pull downs using 40 lb band - 15 reps
Over head tricep extensions with 40 lb band - 15 reps
Tricep pulldowns using 40 lb bands -

Bike ride - Easy 12.5 miles
Avg speed 18.2 mph Max speed - 26.3 mph
Time - 41:04 mins
Calories burned - 485

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SKINNYNEWME3 7/28/2009 12:14AM

  Jen - Keep up the great job! you are very inspirational

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ROWDYWITH4 7/22/2009 11:41PM

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MBSHAZZER 7/22/2009 11:09AM

    Glad you got the Garmin working,... Whew!! Another great, active day!

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KAYAKID 7/21/2009 10:55PM

    Jenn, Your doing great! keep it up! you'll be ready for that next tri!!!!!

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SEEHOLZ 7/21/2009 3:50PM

    You keep pushing Jenn!

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Workout results 7/20

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Well it was not exactly the start I wanted to the week, but I still had a fantastic run. I started off for my run last night and my garmin was dead, and I do mean DEAD! It had been charging since Friday but for some reason it was not working. I had to get out for my run so without my dear and beloved 305 I took to the streets. I have no idea how far I ran or what pace I was running but I will say that my intervals where wonderful. I did sprint intervals with a slow run for recovery for 17 mins then I walked for 14 mins as a cool down. The sad thing is that 2 of my intervals may have been my best ever and now I have NO way of recording my speed, a cruel joke! LOL! It definitely felt like a PR run but I guess we will never know. The important thing is that I got out there and did my best. Today is my swim and strength training day. I think continuing to alternate my days of running will help my ITB. It felt strong last night and I had no pain running.

Totals for the day -
Time - 31 mins of sprint intervals and a cool down walk
Calories burned - 332 ( from sparks calories calculator)

Here are my goals for today.....
1. Drink 1 gallon of water - done
2. Take all vitamins and supplements - done
3. PT stretches/ foam roller - done
4. Stay within calorie range - done - 1,601 calories consumed
5. Ice my knee at least twice - done
6. Complete scheduled workout - done

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SHAWNATONY 7/21/2009 1:01PM

    Hey u! I see your still at it! Still amazing as EVER!

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MBSHAZZER 7/21/2009 12:37PM

    I've had the Garmin die on me just before a run, too and I don't like it (mostly b/c I'm a control freak). BUT... you had a great run, regardless of how far or fast it was, and that's what really counts.

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SEEHOLZ 7/21/2009 11:18AM

    I think it's fantastic that you got such a great run in AND, to be honest, it might be just what you need- a day without that Garmin! I think being in tune with your body is totally awesome at times, too. I stopped running with my Garmin, because I was depressed about my times and that was taking away the joy. Now, the Garmin is an awesome tool and I'm actually looking forward to using it again, but first, but I also just LOVE the feeling of running for running's sake and I, personally, need that from time to time.
So, be happy and enjoy the fact that you might never know--- letting go of numbers and such can be really good for the soul!

Happy running girl!

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    Wow Jen! You drank a whole gallon of water this early? How do you do it? It takes me throughout the day to finish one.

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Update, new goals and plan for this week...

Monday, July 20, 2009

"Act now. For now is all you have." - Og Mandino

I have been so bad about blogging this week. I feel better however my ITB has been bothering my quite a bit as of late. I know what I need to do I just need to do it! So this week it is back to the foam roller 3 times a day, icing and stretching!!

I was able to get a few good workouts in last week despite how I was feeling. Here are the results.......

Weekly Totals -
Time - 292 mins
Calories burned - 3,565

Sunday - Triathlon # 4

Monday and Tuesday - OFF

Wednesday -
5 mile run LSD - 55:46 mins
Mile 1 - 10:33 mins
Mile 2 - 11:30 mins
Mile 3 - 11:25 mins
Mile 4 - 11:07 mins
Mile 5 - 10:16 mins

Thursday -
Easy bike ride - 14.63 miles, avg speed 16.7 mph, max speed 25.9 mph
ST - 20 mins
Pushups - 45 reps
Overhead tricep extensions with bands - 3 sets of 15 reps
Chest press with bands - 3 sets of 15 reps
Swimmers with squats using bands - 3 sets of 15 reps
2 arm rows with bands - 3 sets of 15 reps
Reverse flys with bands - 3 sets of 15 reps
Burnout Bicep curls to Arnold press to reverse bicep curl - 3 sets
Set 1 - 17.5 lb DBs for 10 reps
Set 2 - 15 lb DBs for 8 reps
Set 3 - 7.5 lb DBs for 25 reps

Friday -
3 mile min - 29:53 mins/ 9:58 mm avg
Mile 1 - 10:59 mins ( knee hurting)
Mile 2 - 9:56 mins
Mile 3 - 8:59 mins

Saturday and Sunday - OFF

Now it is time to really focus on what I have ahead of me the next few months. As of today I now have 88 days until my half marathon!! I want to loose 10 - 15 pounds before then so I really need to kick things into high gear if I want to reach that goal!

Goals for the week of 7/20 - 7/26

1. Work on PT exercises twice a day
2. Use my foam roller 3 times a day
3. Ice 2 times a day
4. Drink 1 gallon of water a day
5. Get in at least 30 mins of yoga before bed each day
6. ST Upper body 2 times
7. Complete week 4 of half training - 10 miles for the week
8. Bike 30 miles for the week
9. Swim 1600 meters for the week
10. Complete 200 pushups

Workout schedule for the week -

Monday - Run 3 miles
Tuesday - Swim 800 meters, ST and Yoga
Wednesday - Run 2 miles and Bike 20 miles
Thursday - Swim 800 meters, ST and Yoga
Thursday - Run 5 miles
Friday - Day off
Saturday - Day off
Sunday - Bike 10 miles

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TAMM22 7/20/2009 4:13PM

    I think you are so amazing and looking back on your pictures, you are such a motivation to so many of us. I am in a a real slump right now and just can't seem to pick myself up...seeing how far and well you have done is certainly a motivation!!! emoticon

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JENNIFERK2009 7/20/2009 3:09PM

    WOW! You have a great plan. You are really inspiring to me! I thought I could only walk 1 mile today but I am going to push myself to do more than a mile.


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NUTRIGIRL08 7/20/2009 2:55PM

    Looks like a great plan!! Have fun!

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ROWDYWITH4 7/20/2009 2:29PM

    Great Goals, Jen!



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SEEHOLZ 7/20/2009 1:50PM

    I know you ALWAYS push yourself, despite having to endure the pain of your IT band and/or knee. I hope you do take the time to allow yourself to heal and recover- I have been better about recovery myself lately and can tell that I just plain old feel better!
What are you going to do different to loose the weight? I know you already eat SUPER-clean and control your portions. I'd be interested what you're going to do to shake things up, as I'd like to loose some weight myself- in theory, at least!
If you can share some thoughts, I'd appreciate it!
Have a rocking week and I hope the foam roller works out the ITB kinks for you!

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ALISHAB3 7/20/2009 1:10PM

    Espom salt baths help with some of my discomfort, I don't know if a bath once a week would help you. Also, it does make sense to want to lose a little before a race because it helps you perform better if you have less to carry around with you when you run. Good luck with your training, it sounds like you have it all together!

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 7/20/2009 11:18AM

    I like that you work hard but take your rest days. I honestly need to get better about taking rest days (I take one like every 2-3 weeks, BAD, b/c I know recovery is important!).

Do you really want to lose 10-15 pounds before your half? That is a LOT! And I know when I trained for my first half I thought I would lose but the fuel required to fuel my workouts meant I felt great but needed to eat a lot and weight stayed about the same. I don't know where you could find 10-15 extra pounds on you, girl!

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STILLFLYIN 7/20/2009 11:17AM

    Wow! You have been busy. You are doing good.


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MBSHAZZER 7/20/2009 11:16AM

    Great plan, Jen! Planning is half the battle. Definitely keep an eye on that IT band and ENJOY the training!

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Triathlon # 4 results!

Monday, July 13, 2009

"If you set a goal for yourself and are able to achieve it, you have won your race. Your goal can be to come in first, to improve your performance, or just to finish the race - it's up to you." - Dave Scott

Well, I have now completed 4 triathlons this summer! It feels good to know that I have finished all my races I set out to do and in many cases I have exceeded my own expectations in terms of how I am doing. This race was my shortest of the season and yet somehow it was also my slowest! Being the competitive person that I am, you would think that I would be more upset but my heart is strangely at ease and I feel proud that I got out there and did it! A few days ago, I was contemplating whether or not to even do the race. I was suffering from a very sore ear and throat and I was just not myself, then my husband was swamped with work and he did not know if he was going to make the race. Trust me there where days where I just thought of staying home and playing it safe, I mean after all it was just a short triathlon what would be the harm in missing just one. But those who know me well know that I am stubborn and if I say I am going to do something, well then, I better do it!

I feel very different about this race. I feel proud that I made the effort to do it, even though my times where not my best, I still got out there, worked hard and crossed that finish line. There was a moment on the bike that it occurred to me that the past 2 races I have not stopped, looked around to soak it all in. I am so set on times, placing and so on that I am forgetting to stop and just enjoy the moment. So I did just that this race. My family was there to cheer me on, I ran into a old friend of college which was awesome and I was out there living life, having fun, burning calories and gaining more experience along the way.
I always posted my results, good or bad because regardless of the outcome as I want to be accountable for each race and I know that a year from now I can look back and see how far I have come. Here is the breakdown of my race....

410 meter swim, 11 mile bike, 2 mile run
Time - 1:10 mins
Overall placing 142/298 (my race number was 142, how cool is that!)
Age group - 7/19

Swim - 410 meter lake swim - 11:11 mins
Overall 106/298
Age group - 5/19 Tied for 5th in age group...

The swim was quite hard.My time was 3 mins slower than in training but I was in completing different conditions so I do not think you can even compare the two. It was not my first open water swim but it was a first for me in a lake of this size. The wind provided a strong current which was exhausting. I felt at ease during the swim as the wave was small only 49 people, both men and women. The hardest part was getting used to the waves which was a new experience for me. I had to really lift up to breath because if I turned my head to the side I was swallowing water along with the water going up my nose, oh it was fun, LOL! So I found if I raised up a bit then I could get a good breath though it was a bit strange as I have never trained this way. I did very well with my sighting during my swim. Every 5th stroke or so I would look up while continuing my stoke, it was smooth and far better than I thought it would be. I did the breaststroke around the buoys and freestyle the entire swim. When I finished my legs where tired which was a new feeling for me. I guess it was the fact that I was kicking so hard because we were swimming parallel to the current, not sure as again all of this was a first for me. Regardless, I took my time in transition for once, but I made a big mistake in that once again I did not fuel for my bike or run. Several people have mentioned to me that on my runs I may be bonking b/c I am not refueling as I should be. I took off for my bike ride, and compared to my last race I did really well clipping my bike shoes on. Every time I ride I am getting better with this I just need to keep practicing,

Bike - 11 miles - 35:14 mins - 18.7 mph avg.
Overall 129/298
Age group 4/19

The bike ride started off very well, as I said earlier my legs where very tired for some reason but I pressed on. The route was good but a large portion of the ride was on top of a bridge overlooking the lake. It was beautiful but the same wind that gave us a challenge in the swim was there in full force on the bike. I am not used to biking in strong winds as I bike around so many tall pine trees, wind is rarely an issue here, but on top of a bridge over a lake, well that was new for me! This was the first race that I used my aerobars!!! I was a bit scared especially with the wind but I held strong and finally started to feel comfortable. The bridge was terrible in terms of the road, it was bumpy and uneven which was more annoying than anything as my aerobottle was bouncing up which made it hard to drink from. I mentioned earlier about how I stopped to soak it all in and as I result my speed slowed a bit but I think there are times where it does not need to always be about speed but rather enjoying each moment as they come along. I finished strong, and felt great. It was not my fastest ride but I enjoyed every moment of it.

Run - 2 miles - 20:18 mins - 10:09 mm pace
Overall 200/298
Age group - 13/19 (ouch, that hurt!)

Well I do not have an excuse as to why I was so slow. I would like to say it was the heat or something but I just did not have it in me on the run. Ok, yes, maybe it was my nutrition and the fact that I did not have that much to eat before the race and during the race I did not refuel but it was only a 2 mile run. I should have been able to press on. I started off slow based on the wonderful advise of some friends, but the problem was that I never really kicked it up the whole run, I just ran, steady not with a sense of urgency or like someone who was in race! I remember thinking, what are you doing, you are in a RACE girl, get with it! But I just did not have the energy, it felt as if I was going through the motions and running through mud. My cadence and stride was off and as a result I ended up with running just over a 10 min pace which is way slower than any of my training runs. Strangely enough, I am ok with this. After the race, the announcer was talking with a first time triathlete and he said that she needs to remember that for the rest of her life, she will forever be a triathlete! When I heard this it hit home, that I just finished 4 triathlons and I need to sit and enjoy my hard work and accomplishments! I could have stayed home, but I didn't and for this I am very proud of myself. Was it wise to race with a sore ear and throat, maybe not, but to me I had to at least try and I am so glad that I did!

My next race in about 5 weeks. I want to now focus on the things I did right and the areas I can improve on...

What I did right...
1. I finished. Plain and simple, it is an accomplishment that I should be proud of.
2. I had fun with this race more so than my others. I need to race hard but remember to enjoy the moment.
3. I was at ease on the swim and my breathing was far more controlled.
4. I overcame my fear of using aerobars in a race!
5. I clipped in well on my bike and my dismount was smooth.

What I need to work on....
1. Eating more before and during the GU between bike and run.
2. Pace myself but learn to push it harder through the fatigue
3. Try and get as many open water swims in as possible, get used to different conditions in the water
4. Train with hills and in different areas to learn how to bike hard in various conditions on the road
5. Lengthen my stride when running and use my arms.

Now I need to focus on this week ahead of me! Here is my schedule of workouts I have planned. I will not be swimming this week because of my ear and throat.

Week 3 of Denver half marathon training!! Goals for the week -
1. Drink a gallon of water each day
2. Burn 3,500 calories
3. Complete scheduled workouts
4. Complete 300 pushups for the week

Monday 7/13 - Rest
Tuesday 7/14 - 5 miles (4 mile run. 1 mile walk)
Wednesday 7/15 - Upper body ST, 8 mile bike and Yoga
Thursday 7/16 - 15 mile ride, Run 3 miles ( 2 miles fast,1 mile easy)
Friday 7/17 - Upper body ST, 8 mile bike and Yoga
Saturday 7/18 - 4 miles ( 3 mile easy run, 1 mile walk)
Sunday - Rest

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NUTRIGIRL08 7/20/2009 2:59PM

    I think you did awesome. I've come to learn not every race is going to be the best race but you are a TRIATHLETE! Great job on staying positive too. I hope your training continues to go well so you are ready for the next one!

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IRON__GIRL 7/15/2009 2:30AM

    You are amazing! I'm so glad you relaxed & enjoyed the race! Great report!

I just signed up to do the Trek Womens Tri on Aug. 9! It is a "shortie sprint" too! I'm looking forward to it! 1/2 mile swim, 12 mile bike, & 2 mile run! Should be fun!

Congrats on having such an amazing summer this year! emoticon

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ZELLAZM 7/14/2009 2:04PM

    Awesome, Jen! What a summer you're having! I like that you were able to soak up a little more of the atmosphere of the race this time...and enjoy the support of your family and friends.


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CWRISTON1 7/14/2009 11:52AM

    Hey Jen ~ what a powerhouse you are! Nothing slows you down!!

You are such an inspiration ~ so much in fact that I'm considering doing a tri back home while on vacation in August. I just don't know if I will have sufficient time to train for it.

Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions? The swim will be my biggest challenge (750m), then 12 mi bike, 5k run. I'm just not a swimmer....can you wear floaties? j/k haa haa
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I know I need to pump up the food intake and learn to like GU....I'm going to have to research the proper way to hydrate and energize "during"...


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RUNTRILAUGH 7/14/2009 10:02AM

    I really needed to read this today... I've been feeling a little down since last night, and as you know, had to talk myself into actually signing up for Sundays tri, even though I REALLY want to do it!

Thanks for your honesty, as always!!!!

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 7/14/2009 9:58AM

    Hi! I am so in awe of you!!! 4 in one summer and another one in 5 weeks?!?! You are a BADA$$, girl! And I think your times ROCKED! I am not even going to want you laughing at me and my pathetic times after I do my first one :)!

Having never done a tri, I can't really talk about that, but I have done a lot of 10ks and halfs and I am definitely a competitive person, too. But those races where you know you aren't going for a PR are just as important, maybe more so, really b/c the truth of the matter is every race cannot be a PR. period. So we have to remember that we do these things for the love of the sport.

Oh my gosh, this blog is awesome, and gets me psyched, and is loaded with great advice, but it also scares the bejeezus out of me girl :D!

Anyway thanks for being so inspiring!

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LYNNWYNN 7/13/2009 9:55PM

    Jen, just coasting around and read your tri blog. I just completed my first triathlon EVER last weekend. I turned 54 the day after! What an experience. I'm so motivated to work on my times. Unfortunately, I entered the water portion of the tri with no swimming at all for the past several years. My 17:00 for .3 mile was well-deserved!!

I enjoyed reading your take on your most recent tri. Good luck on the next one...and your half marathon.


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    Thank you guys SOOO much for your support for this journey I am on! I appreciate you taking the time to encourage me!


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TRAINER_T 7/13/2009 3:58PM

    You did excellent!
Wow that you came in the same number as your number....carma?

I love that you list all the things that you did right as well as areas of improving, I love to reflect and make new goals too.

Your a Rockstar and congrats on finishing!
hugs T.

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JEM0622 7/13/2009 1:45PM

    Congrats on your finish! It is not about the fast, but the finish! Be content knowing that you took the initiative and got it done! Fuel is important. I would say you need more than Gu for that much mileage. I found I can eat right before a long run and not cramp at all. Then I have another midway through. emoticon


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MBSHAZZER 7/13/2009 1:41PM

    GREAT job! I love that you were not so concerned with time on this race! Sometimes we need to slow down in order to learn what to do better in the future, and sometimes it's just MORE FUN to stop and enjoy the moment! Sounds like you did both! Good luck with the half marathon training! I look forward to reading about your experiences on this new adventure!

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SEEHOLZ 7/13/2009 1:35PM

    Congratulations on pressing on ( I love how you always say that btw!) through tough conditions! I think the wind had a HUGE effect on your times---- swimming, biking and running...
I've never done a triathlon, but I do know that I felt horrible during my first marathon, because I didn't fuel right- I only had 1 gue at mile 18 and my legs were killing me afterwards, because of the super depleted glycogen stores...
I was too afraid to fuel more, thinking that I'd get side stitches...( which actually did happen to me during marathon # 3) Not fueling is totally counterproductive.
I think sometimes we got to learn those lessons the hard way-LOL- us stubborn types that is.
Rest that ear-- I'd be with you on not swimming! How's the knee and those shins doing btw?
I am proud of you for finishing Jen, but even more proud of taking the time to "smell the roses" and truly enjoy the race!


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KAYAKID 7/13/2009 12:47PM

    Jen, You did Great! You are an inspiration to me. I need to really thing=k about a tri next year. How do you train with the swimming - that is my weakest part of the tri. Did you have a coach or are you doing this all on your own!!!!

You didn't even fall down ROFL

You did great!

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REMMES 7/13/2009 12:18PM

    Great job & fantastic perspective -- thanks for sharing.
You've got so much to be proud of. emoticon

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