Friday, July 10, 2015

Triathlon Goals!

I am going off my times from the last triathlon for comparison and new goals.


Renting a $350 wetsuit for $10 - Can't get better than that!


Swim

2012 - 31 minutes.
In the ocean with some surf, no wetsuit, first open water mass start. Freaked out a little, no training.

2015 Goal - 25-26 minutes.
In a lake, so surf, full wetsuit, wave starts, actually trained this time!

Bike

2012 - 1:18 (18.8 mph)
I amazed myself. I felt great, didn't want it to end, not sure if I can improve.

2015 - 1:15-1:18 (18.8-19.6 mph)
I have a fitted tri bike this time, but I haven't trained as much and really don't know what to expect. Hope I can hold the same pace as last time.

Run

2012 - 1:02
Had to pee the whole time, I was pretty hot, and legs were wiped.

2015 - 1:00
Can't control the bathroom part, but I'm hoping with the different bike my legs won't be so tired and I can run faster.

2012 total time - 2:55
2015 goal time - 2:48

That being said, I'll be happy with anything under 3 hours. :)

Thursday, July 9, 2015

T minus 2 days...

My first triathlon in three years is on Saturday. I know, I can't believe it either. I can't believe it's been 3 years since I raced a triathlon!

I'm feeling pretty good about my training, as difficult as it's been the last few months. I am taking 6 credits of business classes in addition to teaching an online class. I have been completely swamped! I haven't spent as much time on the bike as I've wanted to, so if my bike time suffers, I won't be completely surprised. My swimming has been going well, I'm hopeful that I will be able to easily cut 3-4 minutes off my swim time, gunning for about 5, though.

The coolest thing I've had done is I got a professional fit on my tri bike and I am amazed at how much more comfortable it is to ride. I'm hoping my legs won't feel as wasted so perhaps I can drop a minute or two off the run.

I'm currently at 124.0 pounds. I'm happy with that for now, but hoping to drop another 3-ish pounds before the next race in August.

Getting excited!!