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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.

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  • SUGIRL06
    How exciting! My friend and I agreed that next summer, we will do a tri together. Can't wait!

    And I'm always nervous about biking outside too, mostly because of cars. I never realized that was the reason until my hubs pointed it out! Haha!
    3540 days ago
    Can you say 'PSYCHED!!!"? I am so totally pumped to training for this tri with you Jeanne. Really am so excited you will be there by my side - woohoo -- SHE IS THE ' COMEBACK KID ' :o)
    3545 days ago
    Jeanne! It's good to hear from you. I just wanted to say I did my tri with minimal training, and was amazed at what you can do when you're determined to do it. My times were bad, but I did start and finish it. Also, my friend Pam, who did the race with me, was not able to run due to an injury. She walked that portion, with many others. It's all good - just do what you can, keep an even keel and go steady. Good luck!
    3545 days ago
    It's great to see you back Jeanne. I will be right there beside you, IN SPIRIT, but you'll hear me yelling from the side lines. I know you will be successful in your tri.

    I can certainly relate with the foot problem, it was one of the most painful things I'd ever endured. I do hope it ALL clears up before your tri.
    Love you, kiddo!
    3546 days ago
    emoticon It's absolutely fantastic to hear from you! Sounds as if you have given this the thought it deserves. I will be cheering you on as you head toward your goal! please provide updates. emoticon
    3546 days ago
  • JLITT62
    Go for it! Finishing a tri is more than most people ever do - including me! - and it will so boost your self confidence again!
    3546 days ago
    Woo Hoo!

    I'm so glad to see your blog - any blog from you, in fact. I have thought about you often and wondered what you were doing. Wow! A tri! I so want to do one some day and I know that I will eventually.

    I can't wait to see how this goes for you. You will do this. I know you will. Take it easy on that foot and know that I'll be here cheering for you everyday!

    3546 days ago
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