Sunday, March 28, 2010

It's a start

So these aren't really big totals but I feel really good that I got out there and I stuck to the plan. A little bit of changing around days, but I got in 2 of each.

The running felt pretty good, although for now I'm sticking to run 2 minutes walk 1. It seems to work for me. I'm surprised that my speed (that being a relative term :) ) that way is actually pretty good, and as I get some more miles under my belt and get back in the groove I will change to run 3 walk 1.

Swimming..It's funny to me how sometimes it just feels so easy and I get to the end of the pool and that just felt right. And other times it feels like my arm (especially my left) is just being dragged along. I know that like the running and biking the just doing it more will help me to improve.

Biking, I love biking....I do need to get out and do some hills though, I can tell that I have lost a lot of strength since last years riding. I still like my bike but still working on being comfortable with the shifting....again more time spent doing it make for huge improvements.

I'm looking forward to a couple good days of workouts as I'm off Monday and Tuesday for a little "staycation" Really needed the time off and it's good to spend some time with my boys just hanging out.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Oh no not again!!!!

Yesterday afterwork I took a 45 minute ride. On my bike. In my shorts. And a short sleeve this YUCK!

Oh yea and I have told you I love my bike!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The only thing holding me back?

I was just rereading one of my posts below that said the only thing holding me back from doing an Olympic distance tri was getting a new bike....did I really think that? The only thing holding me back is my fear. That's right fear. I'm afraid to make the jump from sprint to Olympic. The swim scares me, although I'm pretty sure I could get through it. The bike doesn't scare me at all, but the run after the bike and swim...yea that scares me too. I'm still considering the Creek Streak as it seems to be a pretty easy coarse as opposed to maybe Rattlesnake. I've printed a 20 week training plan that I will start to follow next week. I think I'm already doing the time it starts with so should work good with plenty of time to train.

Had a pretty decent week training wise. Actually made it to the pool twice (I may go later today also) and had a great 21 mile ride yesterday. Need to do some adjustments to the bike but really felt good yesterday....other then the fact that I'm fairly out of shape. :)
Totals for this week
Bike: 21.1 Mi
Run: 5 Mi
Spinning: 15:00
Swim: 1.4 Mi

Well it's a start.

Signed up this morning for the Iron Girl Sprint in Boulder. Excited about that. The Iron Girl 5k I did a couple of years ago was alot of fun. So this is what my schedule is ending up as.

16th Community Classic Bike Tour Registered

27th- CWW Olympic Rehearsal


7th Creek Streak Olympic ?!?
28th -Iron Girl Spring Registered

19th Crescent Moon

Denver Rock N' Roll 1/2 Marathon Registered

Both Tea and Kathleen have mentioned getting together to ride sometime. I would love to ride with you guys (and anyone else in the area!) long as you realize I'm not that fast. :) I really enjoy riding with people. So what do you guys think, maybe we could get a group together and go for a ride?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I did it!!!!!

I got a new bike!!! Can you tell I'm just so excited!!!! I can not wait to get out and ride it! I hit up the Bicycle Village big sale that they have each year and feel like I got a pretty good deal on it. While not top of the line it is a big step up from Sissy.

Now I really enjoyed Sissy the last 2 years but I think this is going to be amazing! Now to decide what to do with Sissy. She is actually in the shop right now getting her annual check up so she will be good as new. So to keep or to sell? Also time to accessorize the new baby....I want to get shoes and pedals but I must stay I'm nervous about the whole clip in thing. I will probably take a bit to get used to the bike and then go from there.

I'm so excited and I just can't hide it
I'm about to lose control and I think I like it

Sings Julie as she dances around the living room!