Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Training Progress


Whew it's been a hot few days! Yesterday, I was up at 6:30 am to do a 45-minute run before it got hot out. Today I swam indoors and then went for a 2-hour bike ride with the Bettys, a local group of women who ride on Tuesday evenings from the local bike shop. I like when I can do my workouts with other people; it makes things more interesting.

It's going well. Each week I'm biking about 45 miles, running about 15 miles, and spending one dreaded afternoon swimming about 1300 meters in the pool. I don't really like swimming in a pool -- I feel like a rat on a wheel.

My coach Mary puts together a training plan for me. At first I thought it was a bit ambitious, with me working out every day, and with about 8-9 hours of training each week. But, I'm doing it. And if it weren't for her, I wouldn't be pushing myself this hard.

My first triathlon is on Sunday. We'll see if it all pays off.

9 comments:

KleoPatra said...

YAY VeganDoc!!!

I'm so rootin' for you.

It is great to have peeps there for you, to push you, to support you, to congratulate you, to sweat with you. It def makes a difference.

Nice photo of you doin' yer thing. Can't wait to hear how the week of preparation and the actual triathlon goes!

GO, YOU!!!

funwithyourfood said...

A Triathon!
phew
I don't know if i could ever do that. Congrats on all the hard work! and I bet it already has 'paid off'. remember it's the journey not the destination

Good luck!

Teddy

Ferocious Killer Kat said...

Best luc for your triathlon!!!

Go Vegans!!

lisa said...

You're working out EVERY DAY??? I'm so impressed. Good luck with your triathalon!

Re: Heat...ick. It's nasty here, too.

KaiVegan said...

Way to go, VeganDoc! Very impressive! Glad to know you're getting all the support and that you have a great coach.

That's a very good picture and I could almost hear you saying, "Go vegans, go!"

Melody said...

Wow!! Good luck with the Triathalon... that is wonderful. Sounds like you're doing all the right things in order to do it.

funwithyourfood said...

Hiya
My favorite way to cut up a mango is to slice it in half (length-wise around the pit)
then I use a spoon to get all of the flesh out in one scoop (just follow the perimeter of the peel). Most people cut it the "hedge hog" way but i find i just get a mushy mess. Let me know if that works for ya : ).

orangina said...

Good luck with your race! I can't wait to read about it :) Is it a sprint distance, or longer? I'm turning into a total triathlon junkie... Hope it's not too hot on Sunday. It's cooled off a bit in Iowa, so hopefully this weather front will be heading your way soon.

Megan the Vegan said...

Oh - i'm dying to hear how it goes! Good luck to you! I'm also curious what distance you're doing.
Good luck, good luck, good luck!