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Triathalon Training

So this week, I start my Triathalon Training.  That's right.  I'm not giving up or in.  I will not let the Sprint Triathalon beat me. 

Looking back over the results from yesterday's event, it looks like I'm not the only one who didn't finish.  Of course, I can't tell how many people didn't even show up, but the event recap said that they had almost 2,000 participants.  And the results show that only about 1,200 people finished.  40% of the people didn't finish.  Yeah, I'm part of that group...guess misery loves company, huh?

This morning, though, Anna found a really good looking 22-week training program.  She's crazy good at navigating the web.  Seriously, last night I searched for a while for a good "couch to sprint triathalon" program.  And, actually, I found the offical C2ST program, but I'm too cheap to pay for it!  But other than the C2ST, all the other ST training programs had this caveat: "All of these programs assume you can already consistently do the following: 20min Swim, 40min Bike, 20min Run" Sure, if I could swim 20 minutes, I don't think I'd need a training program, you know?  But Anna found what I needed (and it probably only took her like 10 minutes).  Granted, I probably won't attempt another Tri until 2011, but I'm sure I can just get to week 22 and stay at that level, you know?

And I really think I started the week out really well!  That's so important.

Up to Monday:
30 minutes on the exercise bike
15 minutes on the elliptical
6 miles ran
50 situps
50 push ups
read the bible
read my devotion



July 19, 2010 at 11:14 PM

You know what? DNF's are great learning lessons. You know you're a bad ass when it come to a duathlon (bike/run) but hey, we all have our Achilles' heels. This doesn't mean we can't work to get stronger/better.

I'll swim a lap for every lap you swim. Just update me on when you do. That way we'll both get our training in.

You can do this. AND, I've been studying a lot about tri-swimming tips. There's a huge difference between open water and pool swimming (drafting, starting location, etc.) so we can learn/improve together.

I'm still down for Tri 2011 in Florida though. Hopefully Josie is too :)

  South Beach Steve

July 20, 2010 at 5:09 AM

It sounds like you are doing exactly what you need to do Beej - taking care of the weakest link. I cannot wait to see your progress on this!


July 20, 2010 at 7:07 PM

Beej, you are indeed a superstar!