Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Triathlon and 5K!!


I have missed you all. My life has been completely unorganized and busy for over a week. I have massive cleaning to do and major catching up on eating right and working out.

I finally registered for the triathlon. It is May 1, 2010. It was $140! Yikes! I sold some things on eBay and I decided to register finally. I really want to do this one in particular because it is in a lake, not an ocean, and a 10 mile bike ride and a 2 mile run verses a 15 mile ride and a 3.1 mile run. It is just a bit easier than the others I found.

I also decided to register for a 5k. It is May 16, 2010. I am the type of person that if I don't pay for it before I probably won't do it. The 5k is along the coast in Santa Monica. Just what I wanted.

I am so nervous and excited about these both. I have major training to do. Last time I swam I did 1/2 mile in 30 minuets. I have not gotten in the pool for about a month though. Spin is really helping with my bike endurance too. I am sure we do way more than 10 miles in one class, which is an hour. Running..... well.... yikes. Last time I ran I did 1 mile in 12:30. It almost killed me though. The triathlon is going to be very tricky because even when I am able to run 2 miles, this time I will have swam 1/4 mile and biked 10! So I will no doubt be exhausted.

Wet suits are not required and I can borrow a friends bike (do you have one I can borrow? :) ). I was concerned about those two costing more money.
I have5 1/2 weeks until the tri and 7 weeks until the 5k. The Wildflower Triathlon is a 1/2 Ironman. Which is 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile ride, and 13.1 mile run. They also have a Olympic course which is about half that, and the sprint, which is what I am doing.

I did not do well all week on my food. I tried a little, but not much. I worked out some, but not enough. Which is why I am not surprised I was up a little on the scale. I am getting right back on the wagon though, Hawaii in 15 days, tri in 5 1/2 weeks, and 5k in 7 weeks. No time for dilly dallying. Weigh in on Friday, I just hope to be at -34. I am really liking the idea of not focusing on the scale so much and working towards physical goals. Registering really gave me the shove I needed after being away from home and our routine all week.

Today I am going to swim then go to TKB, oh how I have missed the gym...!!


3 comments:

Weightless said...

I seen the Santa Monica 5K on Active.com and really considered it - the dates just didn't work. I have to say I'm a bit jealous because I know it's going to be a great run. I like having fitness goals - keeps me moving forward and motivated even when I have a bad weigh in.

adrienne said...

That is why I registered. I was up a few pounds and feeling very unmotivated. I knew if I paid for it I would do it and it would push me. Wish you could do it! I am a bit jealous you already finished a 5k! lol :-)

Weightless said...

My next 5K is the same date May 16th! Mariyn is going to a 1 mile run that day too. So we're sort of doing it together, lol. I think my mom and Nicole, Ricki's BFF are doing it too.