Friday, August 23, 2013
I've been slacking in the blog entry area.
But in general, things are going well. I am training for my next traithlon (Sept 29), and while I feel like I need to swim more often, otherwise the training is going pretty well.
I've been doing a LOT of spinning, which I enjoy. And I've noticed improvements in my running I think because I've been spinning so much. Last week I went to a brick class, and kicked butt! The class is 90 minutes - 20 min bike / 1 (ish) mile run, 20 min bike / 1 (ish) mile run, etc. Anyhow, my first mile pace was 9:10, second mile was 9:08, 3rd mile was 8:39!! Woohoo! The runs were actually all a little over a mile each, but that's cool too. Means I did over a 5K distance, along with the bike sections in between. It was difficult but totally worth it!
I swam last night at the Y for the first time in a while, and felt pretty good. I got in 36 lengths before they shut the pool down because some lady freaked out in the water. I really focused on doing as much front crawl as possible, and I would say that probably 25 of my 36 laps were in a front crawl. So that's good news. :) I still cannot go a consistent 1/4 mile without switching gears, but I'm getting there. Eventually I'll be able to do that.
I still feel like the swim is my weakest event, even though I am not exactly slow. But it's the area I'm the least comfortable with anyhow.
Tonight is another spin class, and we're doing a brick at the triathlon route on Sunday. I'm definitely looking forward to this race!!! I may be addicted... hah!