Monday, July 23, 2007

New Toys

I walk into Sports Authority to buy goggles. Fifteen minutes later, I walk out with all this:


A heart rate monitor (upon the recommendation of my new personal trainer), a kickboard, and a pull buoy (keeps your legs afloat while you stroke with your arms, the opposite of a kickboard). Oh yes, and the goggles. They're great. I can get out of the pool and not have big circles around my eyes for the next few hours. Nice soft gaskets.

Tri training is coming along. In anticipation of the olympic distance triathlon in September, I've ramped up my training a bit. I have a personal trainer who I meet with three days a week at 5:30 am. In addition to this, I'm trying to run 3 times, bike 2 times, and swim 2 times each week. Oh yeah, and did I mention I have a job?

Last week, though, I think I really pushed it. It was my first full week of the new personal trainer, who is pretty tough. Then on Saturday, I rode my bike for 27 miles up some seriously killer hills (the most I've been doing is 45-minute to 1 hour spin classes) and on Sunday morning I swam a mile at Manhattan Beach, which is the longest open water swim that I've done yet. When Sunday afternoon came around and I was going to do an easy, 60-minute run, I ran out of steam a little more than halfway through and had to bail. Today I feel better, though.

7 comments:

Veg*Triathlete said...

Holy cow! PT sessions 3 times a week -- killer. Have fun with the new toys :-) What kind of workouts are you doing with the trainer?

KleoPatra said...

Yer amazing. How do you do it?!

California is an athlete's paradise but you are blowin' me away, Vegan Doc!

Veg-a-Nut said...

You are one busy lady! I congratulate you on your discipline. Once again, an inspiration to us all

Megan the Vegan said...

oh....what brand are those goggles. I get terrible circles around my eyes! I would love to find a pair that don't hurt so much and leave me looking so silly.

Stephanie said...

Hi, I met Krupali Tejura at the Living With Cancer documentary and have read her on the My Cancer blog. She mentioned in Leroy's blog that she would be going on a trip to Nepal, etc and blog about her travels. Do you have that link? You can email me at scdornbrookATgmailDOTcom. Thanks so much
Stephanie Dornbrook

stonielove said...

hi, your blog is awesome! i was thinking about getting a heart rate monitor, now that i'm getting into running. how do you like having a personal trainer?

Rob said...

Hey,
If you are still interested in the Healthcare Blogger Code of Ethics, go to http://medblogcode.com (new URL) and drop me a line. I don't have your e-mail address.

Rob