Sunday, July 11, 2010

Time to pick up the pace!!

3 weeks ago today, I completed my first Triathlon. I have 9 weeks to train for my next race. In the last 3 weeks, I have been on my bike twice, in the pool once, in open water once and I run/walked 5 times. None of that is nearly enough, so it's time that I pick up the pace. I did start a boot camp to help with cross training and have been a few times, but even that doesn't cut it.  Starting tomorrow, I am going to start to train hard.

I need to be able to swim a mile comfortably, bike 25 miles as fast as possible and run 6.2 miles with ease after my legs recover from the bike. In 9 weeks, I feel that I will be able to do that and so much more. There is something about completing a Triathlon that has me feeling like I can do anything! That accomplishment will take me even further in life and I am definitely looking forward to the future!

One thing that will be different about this race, is that I feel like it is more about just finishing. I know that my training will get me to the finish line, but I have a competitive edge this time. I am doing this race with Trudy (she's completed many Tri's), Lisa (she is a great runner), Tania (completed her first Ironman Tri last year), Dawn (who has been training hard on the bike and already a great swimmer), Lisa (she is a beast in the water and bike and also a multi Tri finisher), Francy and Dubois (my two buddies that I completed my first Tri with and they both beat me to the finish line). So, see, I can't let all of these folks show me up. I gotta be able to hang. We need to be a beast of a Tri team and cross the finish line taking names. The pressure is on!! I am up for the challenge to hang with these folks. Wish me luck!!!

Tri Becca