Friday, November 5, 2010

It's all happening.

I couldn't help it. Before I knew it out came the credit card and I found myself signing up for another Triathlon. Another Sprint Tri on the 27th November. The only difference with this one is that the swim distance is the correct length versus what I did on Sunday. This one is 750m, so may just have to play the swim leg slightly more conservative. But I still have another 3 weeks of training so maybe I won't have to at all. Also this will be a good stepping stone for the club race which is held on the 17th December.

The only down side is that I wont really be able to compare the swim times to see if I have improved from the previous one, but I am hoping to see some improvements in my bike and run. After all, this training is working wonders, so even a small improvement in each leg is a great improvement overall.

So I headed back to the pools yesterday for my second month of the 70.3 training. I really liked this session. A good mix of sprints and distance stuff was to be enjoyed in 3700m. Here it is:
  • 500m Warm up - 300m of this was drills
  • 10 x 50m Fr/s on 1min stroke counting
  • 200m easy Fr/s
  • 6 x 250m Fr/s - 3 with paddles, 3 without with 20 sec break between sets
  • 200m easy Fr/s
  • 5 x 100m Fr/s sprint first 25m on 1:40
  • 200m easy cooldown
I felt great but the pool was slightly gross. There was hair and bandaids and some leaf litter, so it was bit of a game of dodge em's. All in all came out of the water feeling good, not spent at all.

Today I did my regular spin class - 45mins of hard, fast and furious paced action. Dripping from head to toe is how I finished. The great thing was that I got to spend my 45 mins with my close friend Mel, Amanda from misszippy1 who stars on this Spinervals DVD and whom I had the pleasure of meeting her and her family when she made a trip downunder. It was so cool and surreal.

No sooner did we finish the DVD it was off the bike for 5km aerobic run to flush out the legs. I felt really good, my legs were just ticking over nicely and I was actually able to hold a conversation. This is a huge change from previous runs before starting this program. My cardiovascular system must be getting accustomed to the demands I am placing on it.

So you all recall that I have been asked to become the Media and Public Relations Director for Panther's Tri Club, well today I had my 3rd article go in the paper. Here it is:
How cool is that. Hopefully I get another article in The Press next week.

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage