Sunday morning, 3 students of mine put on a 5K in Bangor called: Making A "Well" Of A Difference. All proceeds of the 5K went towards the construction of a well in Gros Morne, Haiti for safe drinking water and therefore saved lives. I was so happy for them that the day was beautiful and the turnout was good. They raised $1600.
I met up with some students, old and current.
|triplets in Nike tanks. "we're sponsored," we told people.|
The race was sunny, hilly, and mostly uneventful. Several students were running or helping, so that was fun for me. Because I biked to the race and back, I knew I wouldn't be very speedy (all relative, of course). I finished in 28 something and my splits were: 9:09, 9:09 and 9:09. I'm nothing if not consistent.
In order to train for the Half Ironman Triathlon in September, I'm supposed to be doing 9 workouts a week: 3 swims, 3 rides, and 3 runs. Let me be the first to point out to you that there are not 9 days in a week. That means, in order to get a rest day, there needs to be 3 days of doubling up on workouts. Let me also remind you that I have a job and a family, so I knew I would be doing some adapting of the schedule. My goals for a triathlon of this distance are simply to finish and not to die (in that order).
This week, considering how busy I was with work and end-of-the-year stuff, felt like a solid week of training to me. I had to be creative, but I got in a Monday evening trip to the gym for weights; a 5 am run on Thursday; an un-timed, beautiful trail run in the rain on Friday evening; 29 miles on my bike early Saturday morning; and a 5K which I biked to and from on Sunday.
My legs feel worked and tired in the best possible way, but I still have a long way to go to get up to speed. Clearly, I haven't been in the pool yet. That should happen in the next week or two and once school is out, I can swim regularly. I bought a wetsuit that should be here soon for open water training.
If nothing else, training for this race will be a challenge and an adventure. I kind of like both of those things.
Happy Monday morning!!!