Tuesday, September 2, 2008

26 days and counting!

My first Tri is in 26 days. Yikes! 26 DAYS!! That is only 21 days of training really. So here is where I’m at:

Swim:Kev and I hit the pool this last Sunday. Thanks Shay for watching the kids! The race is 1/3 mile swim. Kev did a half mile in the pool. I did 15 laps, which is just under a ½ mile. I’m feeling pretty good about the swim. I like the ocean, and I can do the distance. My elbow is still sore from my bike fall last week, so I’m taking it a little easy in the water. My goals: work up to a half mile in the pool (which is an additional 3 laps), and get in the pool a minimum of 3 times a week.

Bike: We biked on Saturday. I went with Kev out Krumkill road, and looped around a little. For those of you who don't know Krumkill, it has probably the biggest hills in Albany. I was feeling pretty good about this ride, because it was the first time I was able to take the hills without stopping! Post ride mileage check showed it to be a 12 mile loop. So that isn't as long as the race will be, but the race isn't going to have those hills! My goals: Complete a 20-25 mile ride, ride atleast 4 days per week.

Run: This is my weak spot. I ran yesterday morning. So far I have not gone more than 2 miles without a walk break. This is the area I need some serious work in. Especially since it is the last leg of the race. So my goals: Running a minimum of 4 times per week. Hit 3 miles without a walk break by next Tuesday 9/9. I don't need to go fast, just GO.

Wish me luck. School starts tomorrow, so the time crunch is on, and training will get harder.



Doohickie said...

Good luck.

But I think you're nuts.

But good luck.

Felicia said...

Wow. I was already impressed that you were doing a tri, but I didn't even think about the grueling workout. I don't even have ONE kid and I am not near as energetic as you are! Good luck!!!

HeidiTri's said...

Thanks for the well wishes!
Paul,You are certainly not the first to think I am nuts!

Felicia, training and exercising is what gives me the energy to hang with my kids. It is also what keeps my sanity! I am definately the kind of Mom who needs my own goals and interests that are seperate from the kids

Schrack Attack said...

Very impressive...Good Luck.