May 30, 2013

Inadvertent Secrets.

I have been inadvertently keeping a secret. Not to be mean or to be withholding. But simply because, life has just been straight up crazy lately.

Here goes… I’ve been training for a triathlon. It’s Saturday. It’s a sprint tri and one I did last year, which was it’s inaugural event.

I think it’s a great first tri, with it being a pool swim. It’s a 200 yard pool swim, 8 mile bike, and a 2 mile run. I did it last year in 1:00:46, coming in 3rd in my age group.

The trouble with triathlon training, is you are juggling 3 events, making sure you are putting time and effort into all 3 somewhat equally. After Nike, I took some time off of running to try to concentrate on building up my biking and swimming.

I entered an estimated swim time of 3:30 and I’m about 40 seconds off of that. I am about 45 seconds off my goal pace on the run. I am hoping to make up some time on the bike, but who knows.

I also fell last week on my bike, successfully knocking the chain off and bending my derailer ┬áhanger and the guy can’t even look at it until Tuesday, so I am hoping to get to ride one last time on Wednesday, but who knows.

In the interest of full disclosure, I also have two more triathlons lined up and am thinking of signing up for a half Ironman for next year. And we can’t forget half marathon season! :)

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  1. Go you! You are amazing! I looking forward to hearing how you do. How the heck to do find the time for all this training? I am doing my ***first*** 5K next week. Super excited but super scared!

  2. **TOSSES CONFETTI** and cheers!!!

  3. AMAZING!! YAY!!! Good luck this weekend!!

  4. Woohoo! You go, girl! You can do it! Best of luck!

  5. Go YOU! You’ll do great! I’ll be cheering for you from VA!

  6. Wow! You go girl… Can’t wait to hear how it goes, but I know you’ll kill it!

  7. Good luck this weekend! Can’t wait to hear how it goes! Love the not-so-discreet mention of the Half Ironman. Are you thinking Augusta? I’m about 95% sure I’m jumping on the crazy train and doing Miami…

  8. Good luck! Triathlons are alot of fun. I am shooting to do one on my birthday this year in August. I’ve never done this particular one before, but I’ve ran and biked the course in the past. And also swam at the lake where its held at. A half ironman sounds like a fabulous goal!

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