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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Monday I did a run after I went kayaking, kayaking upstream mind you emoticon. Tuesday was gardening in the morning and Hiking at WildCat Den by Muscatine Iowa, a very cool place to visit. Today was a swimming workout the last time I swam I did 700m, today was pretty good workout overall I did 1200yds. I did 300 warm up (with breaks and focusing on form) followed by 800 continuous followed by a 100 cool down. I was really pleased with doing 800 continuous especially since the swim leg of the tri is 500m. Now I just gotta be able to translate it to open water and hopefully speed up in the process, I'm still not very fast but its getting smoother. One point of form for me to work on is keeping my head down I noticed my neck getting stiff cause I keep my head up slightly.

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ABSOLUTZER0 7/13/2011 11:24PM

    Keep at it! You are doing great!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 7/13/2011 11:07PM

    what an incredible workout!

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Yes the bicycle ride across Iowa, looks like I am going to be doing day 7 66.6 miles. My butt is feeling sore already lol!

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ABSOLUTZER0 7/11/2011 12:16AM

    I remember hearing about that ride 3 years ago when I was in no kind of shape. I thought those people were crazy. Now, I'm thinking, "Yes, I have to do it one day!" Things change, eh? You'll make it through Day 7! I'm rooting for you!

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

After work this morning I hopped on the bicycle and rode 11 miles at a decent speed, need to work on the bike to reach top speed, (I have a whole other set of gears I could be going through but need to fix the shifter). Then I immediately got on the bike and ran (questionable) 2 miles. I put questionable because I found out the reason they call them bricks, my legs felt heavy and almost like they were not part of my body, so I proceeded to run a very slow 2 miles, about the pace I could do when I first started running. The super positive is I completed it and I will get better with each successive brick. Definitely a key part of training for a triathlon!

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TRUETOMOLLY 7/13/2011 11:33PM

    wow awesome job. I was planning on doing my first brick, but my PT said to lay off the running. Oh well, if not this triathlon the next one! Keep up the great work. You are really motivating and so glad to watch someone go through what I want to do!
Thanks for adding me. I added you as well.

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RDARLING 7/11/2011 1:59PM

    WAY TO GO! It definitely is a funny feeling to run after biking. I just completed my first training brick a few weeks ago. Awkward feeling in the legs!
I am sure it will get better.

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ABSOLUTZER0 7/10/2011 7:04PM

    Congrats on the brick!

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Today's swim

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Not as good as the other day I had moments of brilliance followed by moments of floundering, mostly the floundering was when I was getting tired. I managed 7 100 meter well sprints for the sake of my swimming at this point, but rather slow. I am quite optimistic though since this is only my 3rd swim outing and I felt it went fairly well, can't wait for my Swedish goggles to get here I am working with a broken found pair right now, they do the trick, sort of...I definitely need to get a swim cap though or I will have green hair by the end of this!

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ABSOLUTZER0 7/10/2011 8:33AM

    What matters the most is that you are out there and each day you are progressing! Keep it up! Before you know it you will swimming like a fish. Maybe a green-haired fish, but a fish nonetheless.

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Swimming breakthrough and first real brick coming up.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

On Wednesday I had a swimming breakthrough, finally my technique seems to be clicking, I have only had 3 swimming sessions so perhaps I shouldn't make it sound like whew finally. I was just happy to finally figure out what I am doing and being able to feel myself gliding through the water and breathing much easier, made me feel a lot less stressed about my upcoming triathlon. Sunday I do my first real brick, I did some mini bricks on Tuesday which involved riding a mile or so and then getting off and running, and one that included swimming then getting on the bike to run. For those following this that are wondering about a brick, a brick is when you block together a couple of your events in order to practice transition from one to another. Those that have rode their bike for a long time and then get off to walk and find their legs seem caddywhumpous (not sure on the spelling of that) will understand. This will mentally and physically prepare me for that transition. On sunday I am doing 11 miles on the bike and then running 2 I have a feeling I will sleep quite well after work and my workout on sunday morning.

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TRUETOMOLLY 7/9/2011 7:46AM

    Good question Roxy. I am contemplating a tri myself. I was going to do my frist brick this morning. A 5-6 mile bike ride and then a 2 mile run, but physical therapist told me esterdya I can't run for a few weeks. CRAP. So I will def. be interested to see how your first brick goes.! Keep up the great focus and work

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ROXY4470 7/9/2011 7:00AM

    I wanted to know I am doing my first tri also in September are you going to wear a tri suit for all 3 legs of the race? I am trying to figure that out now.. for timing reason I thought it might be easier but I will be soaking wet doing another event...

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