Friday, June 01, 2012
Well I thought I'd get the feel of riding, and since I don't have a bike yet, I got on the upright bike (I normally ride the recumbent one) and rode for 9.25 miles which is the biking distance of the Tri I'll be doing. I did it at 75-80% max HR at avg 80 RPM and it took me 43:26. I have no idea how that translates into riding a road bike on the road, but I'm thinking it will take me 45-50 minutes to ride the distance.
So at this point, if all goes well, I'm looking at 27 minutes for the run, 50 minutes for the bike at 15 minutes for the swim, so a little over an hour and a half. I have two weeks to get better and get my goal time under 1:30 so we'll see. I know for your first event, you should concentrate on time, but I'm way to competitive with myself for that lol. I won't put pressure on myself but will set a goal.
Making progress! Wishing all a great and active weekend!
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Went over Mom's for dinner so figured I'd get a swim in while there. I was determined to beat my 30 minute time for doing 20 laps.
While I didn't do any laps without rest, I definitely took less rest than the other day, so I was SO excited when I finished my 20th lap just shy of 15 minutes! So I cut my time in HALF - WOO HOO! Imagine after I really start training 3 days a week for the next 3 weeks!
Now I'm really excited! Will be getting on the bike soon...20 days until the TRI!
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Yesterday I decided to give swimming a "try" lol! My Mom has a pool so it was easier to go over her house than be humiliated at a public pool since I don't really know swim technique. Basically I can get from one end to the other but it ain't pretty. My Mom's pool is just over 10 yards long so my goal was to do 20 laps (Tri will be 225 yards) to get me on my way. It took me 30 minutes to do that! For you "non-swimmers" like me, you might think that's pretty good, but believe me, it was a snail's pace. I had to stop after every lap! But you've got to start somewhere right?
I don't have a bike, haven't had or been on one in 30 years and a Running Friend from Facebook who lives near me offered to let me use her bike! She's training for her first Tri as well but has longer to go, so she will use her husband's, I'll use hers and we'll train together. And she lives in a nearby community with a lap pool so we'll swim together too. I'm so excited! Plus I have a friend who's done a couple Ironman's and she's offered to help me with my strokes.
So I my journey into the Tri world is exciting so far!
On another note, I had my breathing test and everything came back perfect, so I've been taking the Singular and using the inhaler before my workouts and have felt like my normal self! Praise Yahweh!!!
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