Triathlon Sisters

February 28, 2007

P for procrastinator

Filed under: beginning to train — by barracuda @ 8:00 pm

I had this weird dream last night…kinda like the ones I use to have in college where I’d wake up and either think I have missed a big exam or didn’t study for it at all.  In this case, it’s the day of the tri and I haven’t prepared at all – no training, no gear, no nothin’. 

Now, I’m a procrastinator at heart and usually do my best work under pressure, but I’m thinking that my normal fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants mantra is not going to work too well in this case.

Good thing is, I do have cardio and strength training on my side.  Since last January, I’ve been attending the boot camp and kick boxing classes at the YMCA.  I usually go at least 3 times a week.  I also started going to a Body Conditioning class which is really great and works muscles you didn’t even know you had.

My biggest challenge will be the swimming (runs in the family, right Hawk?).  I got the basics, but have to work on the distance.   My husband was the swimmer in his family and we’re going to start with the laps this week.


February 27, 2007

Stardate: February 27, 2007

Filed under: beginning to train,cycling — by hawk @ 12:47 pm

After work I hit the gym for a 34 minute bike ride (12+ miles). The first bike ride since winter befell us. It felt so incredibly effortless. How surprised was I! I was going approximately 93-103 RPMs which is pretty darn good for me. I kept heart rate around 147-152. I’m going to try it again tomorrow.

February 26, 2007

Stardate: February 26, 2007

Filed under: beginning to train,swimming — by hawk @ 8:23 pm

7:00 a.m. at the pool

9 laps front crawl
2 laps side stroke
4 laps back stroke
4 laps flip flop
3 laps front crawl

Total = 22 laps (1/2 mile) in approx 45 minutes

February 25, 2007

falling off the wagon

Filed under: beginning to train,swimming — by hawk @ 7:25 pm

it’s not been a great weekend for being fit. i played racquetball on Saturday morning and then did squat. my body is a little achy and i’m just plain tired. plus i haven’t been eating well. i always think that i am but i’m not. i don’t eat bad things but moderation is not my best virtue. sigh. it’s never too late to recommit. i’ll be in the pool tomorrow morning.

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