Tri-Tales #2: I Can Do It!
Saturday, September 04, 2010
This is a history tale from July 2008 just before my first triathlon in August. It is a follow-on to "Tri-Tales #1: Bricks" www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
By July 2008, I was 195 pounds and had a 13 minute pace for a 5K run after the swim & bike. Here is a post from then:
"I Can Do It!"
This is the old (62) guy again. Finally did a run thru of the Buck Creek tri and I made it, so I guess it's a go for the real thing at the end of next month. It felt really good to make it thru, even though I didn't press my self: total time was just under 2 hours which would have put in in fifth place last year (yep, there were only 4 in the over 60 bracket, LOL). I just spun thru the bike leg at a cadance of 85 and walked most of the 5 km run cause my knee has been giving me fits. BTW thanks to whomever recommended working out with a kettlebell. I got one and it forever wipes out any excuses for not doing any training today. Even with a bum knee, I can do a quick workout and have both strength training and cardo thrown in. Thanks again for all the encouragement!