Tuesday, July 19, 2011

packing up and heading out.

First of all, I haven't heard from everyone who won a prize in the LiveME giveaway, so be sure to email me if you haven't yet.

Secondly, if it's too hot where you live to run outside (I draw the line above 80 degrees), and you need to run indoors on a treadmill, here is a progression workout I did today that will make your run go by in a flash.

3 miles total:  1/2 mile at 10:30 pace, 1/2 mile at 10:00 pace, 1/2 mile at 9:30 pace, 1/2 mile at 9:00 mace, 1/2 mile at 8:45 pace, 1/2 mile at 8:15 pace.  By the end my legs felt fast and fresh.  I liked it.

Little blonde Skyler

I'm off to the Maine woods with the family for a few days to camp upon the shores of Moosehead Lake, and all internet devices are staying home.  I'll have plenty of stories when we return.

These two photos were taken on our first camping trip to Moosehead in July 2007, and I put them on the very first blog post that I ever wrote.  Apparently it was pretty cold that weekend?  The forecast this year calls for heat and sunshine.  I plan to do two open water swims while I'm there.

Suzanne holding baby Reed.

The day after I get back from camping, I turn around and drive to Massachusetts with Susan for the Danskin Triathlon.  That means I have a few items to pack, and some deep breathing to do. 

Check out all of the crap I have to remember for one little race:

bathing suit, cap, goggles, flip flops, towel, watch, bike, bike pump, extra tube, helmet, biking gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, sports bra, bike shorts, bike socks, bike shoes, bike computer, running shoes, hat, gels, gatorade, water bottle, and a positive attitude.

Triathletes:  Am I forgetting anything?

It's hard to set a specific time goal for a sprint triathlon because all of the distances vary slightly.  I've done this course 2 times before, but I think the swim course was quite shorter one year.  Hmmm.

Here is my best job at goal setting assuming the distances are accurate:

Swim (1/2 mile):  12 minutes or less.
Bike (12 miles):  46 minutes or less.
Run (3 miles):  28 minutes or less.

Add in some transition times, and I'm looking to get in under 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Have a great rest of the week!


Brooke said...

best of luck, i know you'll enjoy it!!

Jen said...

That's a ton of stuff to remember! Best of luck with the tri and have a great time camping.