September 11, 2012

Training Tuesdays

*Let’s take a moment to remember those who lost their lives 11 years ago today. We should all say a special prayer for those families.*

Well, I’m not really training for anything at the moment, but since training never really stops…

I want to continue my swimming and biking and running, but marathon season is upon us, once again.

I will most likely be racing the Mercedes Half Marathon in February, so I need to get my mileage back up before my training plan is set to start.

I am serious about the sub 2:15 half… we are making it happen is 2013.

I did want to share that J went to the pool with me before my Tri and I had him watch my stroke and tell me what I can improve on. Hopefully it will help one or some of you…

Trust me, if I can swim like this, then anyone can.

I was swimming 50 yards in about 53 seconds and J gave me the goal of 45 seconds… this is me making it happen in 43 seconds. Too bad he stopped the video before I shrieked in the pool over the time.

I have a decision to make. Since my Garmin 405 crapped out, I can pay $70 to get it fixed or the new Garmin Forerunner 10 for about $140.

I have a hard time working the 405. I don’t use it to it’s abilities and the bezel and I don’t get along very well.

The downside to the 10 is that it will only show total distance and time on one screen and you have to click over to see average pace– which is a runner’s best friend.

The plus side is.. it comes in pink. 

Help me decide what to do!!

What are you training for?

Do you have any upcoming races?

Leave a comment to Training Tuesdays

  1. haha – “it comes in pink”! Too bad he didn’t get you shrieking!

  2. This is definitely a no brainer- 410 all the way! I mean, seriously- it comes in pink!! :) I would probably get the 410. I personally run faster when I can’t see my pace, because I stress less and push myself more.

  3. I am training for Warrior Dash in MO this month, then the Go! Halloween 10K in October and the Disney Wine and Dine in November (its a half). My last half I finished at 2:29:09 (and it was also my first half) so I am hoping to do under that for the Disney half as it won’t be nearly as hilly. Good luck!!!

  4. I’m at the same point with my Garmin. I have the 405 as well and it’s acting up. I’m seriously considering the new Forerunner 10. I think I could deal with switching the screen or even learning not to be so dependent upon my pace all the time!

  5. I enjoy my 410. And I have just started using more of the features and am very happy to be able to make intervals, and workouts and load them onto the 410 for when I go out for track workouts. Currently training for Detroit Marathon & the plan is to come down for Mercedes and visit my Bama friends! Just keep training and you will Crush that half marathon goal!!

  6. Awesome job on the swimming time! Swimming is definitely something that takes time to get down to an art. Are you doing other halves before the one in February? I’m doing the Disney Marathon in January! I bit the bullet and signed up the day before it sold out. I’m so excited, but I’m really nervous about everything.

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