Diary of a maniac Day one
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I have 48 days until my tri with my sister in law. My foot is metsa metsa, but it is time to start training. Yes, start training. I have decided that I am a maniac. I am doing a couch to sprint tri in 48 days. :) I guess I have always been a beast.
Expectations? My biggest expectation is to finish the race. I will be happy no matter what my time is. I do not expect to beat my time from the last time I did this race because I am heavier and not in shape like I was the last time.
The slow fat triathlete talked about the last person that finishes the tri is a winner because a tri is an endurance race and the person that comes in last raced the longest and endured the most. So I will
So lets take the tri piece event by event. The swim. When i am conditioned in this sport, I love the swim. I am not the fastest, but not the slowest either. I love the bubbles and the feeling cutting through the water. I know that I will be able to finish a quarter mile swim.
The bike. I can honestly say that I have not been on my road bike since the tri 2 years ago. I do not know why I have been so hesitant on getting on it. I have ridden the bike a the gym, but not on the road. I am going to plan a couple of rides on the rail trail and them when I regain my confidence, the road it will be. I was suppose to go with Amy tonight, but the weather was not my friend.
And the final portion of the tri, the run... I am realistic. I will not be able to run this. I am heavy. I am nursing a foot injury. And I know that i can walk this portion.
So this maniac is training for a tri in 48 days. I know I can complete it. I am definitely training for it.
Tonight I did 50 minutes on the adaptive motion trainer. I wanted to swim, but bc of the lightning outside, the pool was closed. I checked with the gym. The pool is open at 5:30 in the morning. I will be able to go to the gym in the morning and do some training. :)
Well, that is all for day one from this maniac. Lets see what tomorrow bring.