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First Day of Tri Training

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Phew!!! I am exhausted but in an entirely fabulous way!!! I just started my first day of triathlon training. I am super excited (and kinda scared) about what the next few months have in store for me. I am bound and determined to increase my endurance and finish this race!!! I know I can do it!!! It is funny how much the weaknesses I see in my fitness piss me off but that just makes me want it that much more.

Basically, my swimming technique is terrible. Don't get me wrong, I can swim but I haven't ever had to actually swim continuously....ever!!! I love to play around but swimming laps is a whole other beast!! I will tackle it, one lap at a time but wowwie!!! My muscles will be sore tomorrow!!

I am following a training plan for a sprint triathlon which should mroe than attiquately prepare me for my super-sprint triathlon, which is shorter. I figure this will get me started and see if it is something I really like doing and want to dedicate more time/energy/money into the sport.

I AM ON MY WAY!!! WHOOO HOOO!!!

Leah
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LITTLEWING21 7/23/2008 12:42PM

    Awesome!! I feel ya w/the swimming...same boat here. I've found that technique makes a dramatic diff. and I'm trying to work on mine. Do you have netflix? There's a total immersion DVD on there that you can get.

You're gonna do great, keep us updated!! :)

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WOLFKITTY 7/23/2008 12:15PM

    Very cool! Yeah, laps make you use your shoulders way more than you ever have!

Kudos for goin' for the gold! I can't wait to see ya in the papers! LOL!
Jocelyn

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KIMMERQU 7/22/2008 10:42PM

    WOW Leah, you are truly an inspiration to me. LOVE your attitude!!! You'll be a triathlete in no time. You go girl!
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ANGESPAD 7/22/2008 4:24PM

    WoW! Talk about inspiration!

You are amazing! Keep it up! emoticon

You'll be a distance swimmer in no time! =)

~Ange

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RACHSW1MS 7/22/2008 1:13PM

    Good for you for starting to swim for your training. Swimming is definitely not an easy task. I wish you luck and hope you stick with it! emoticon

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COFFEE-MATE-Y 7/22/2008 12:22PM

    Good for you!!!!

training for Tri's are NOT easy and your doing a great job!!!
Does your super sprint have an ocean swim?

WOW congrats on taking the first step and for keep on going forward!!

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~ASHLEYB~ 7/22/2008 9:58AM

    Wow! I am such a proud captain. Between you and Shannon, my voice is going to go horse from all the cheering! Seriously, though, I know you're going to do fantastic. You are in such great shape, and are such an inspiration to so many here on Spark. I think you're fabulous, and have full confidence that you're going to exceed your expectations on this one! Congrats girlie! You're awesome!

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