Friday, May 27, 2011

Training - Week 1

Triathlon training schedule:

5/19/11 - Registered

5/20/11 - Was thinking a 5k was 3.5 miles so that's what I did it took me 63 minutes. I walked the first 30 minutes thinking I'd get my base pace till I remembered, duh the treadmill calculates pace for me. So then I alternated running and walking for the second half. (I'm really short, just under 5 foot so don't laugh. I take 3 steps for every one step most people take) Also, I really did like 4.25 because the book tray (no I wasn't reading I had my Zune on it) broke off and knocked the key out wiping out my first 10 minutes.

5/21/11 - I rode the full 9 mile bike course just to get a feel and see how long it would take me. It was a rocky start with the first part being the hardest hill. I was cursing my sister-in-law's name and thinking the biking part would be the hardest part for me. I figured I'd make it up to the end of the first major street of it and turn around but once I passed that hill I was good, then there were a few more hills that made me want to cry/strangle SIL but over all it wasn't too terrible. I finished it in under an hour and I was good to go when I got done. I was even dancing to the music as I put my bike away and then went and hung with friends. Though I might not be able to sit for a week. My friend sent me a link for a gelly covering for my bike seat. I'm thinking $15 bucks is so worth it if it helps.

5/22/11 - Played on the Kinect with my nephews for 2 and a half hours.

5/23/11 - Swam for 40 minutes - was able to swim 8 full laps in 13 minutes but I think the lanes are a bit longer at the Wasilla High pool where the race will be.

5/24/11 - Ran a 5k in 49 minutes - well it was a combinations of running and walking, alternating 6-7 minutes of running and 3-4 minutes of walking depending on how fast I ran the stretch before.

I did discover a concern today. What if it's crispy critter weather the day of the race? I'll either melt or puff up like a cooked marshmallow. Or maybe it'll just take me extra long to finish as I sprint from shade to shade. Seriously though, the sun is a concern. I'll need to figure out how to account for it. Any suggestions?

5/25/11 and 5/26/11 - Went to the gym to swim but there was a power outage and the gym was closed Wednesday and Thursday. I feel a little panicky that stood two days out. But everyone needs a break and I used the time to go to Battle Los Angeles, which was awesome btw.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

New running shoes - Vibram fivefingers

If you've read my blog you're probably aware I have a thing for shoes. So I decided I needed a new pair of running/training shoes because my old ones are a little small and pinch my heel, and maybe as little bit of a reward, I bought myself a new pair of shoes. Yay!

Vibram FiveFingers Komodo sport. I love my other two pairs of FiveFingers (the Sprint and the KSO) but these are the most comfortable things I've ever put on my feet!

Also they have these adorable toe socks at Windy Corner in Wasilla. So, without further ado. Here they are.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I signed up for my first Triathlon!

I'm signed up for my very first triathlon! I figured I better tell everyone because the $45 entrance fee isn't enough to keep me from wussing out but public (internet qualifies as public in my book) humiliation might actually be. So August 6th, 2011 I'll be doing the course below.


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