Tuesday, February 26, 2013


YMCA Fitness Director, Briony and me... first brick of the season!

Tri season is March - October, and after 3 years of training and weight loss, I TOTALLY mixed it up for this off season. 

I have been training in my small group boot camp/weight training twice per week for the past year.  For the first 3 months of off season, I only did 1-2 additional workouts... usually one run and one bike per week. 

For the past 8 weeks, I have worked out 4-5 times per week, but two of those workouts were my weight training. 

I've REALLY CUT my mileage and I'm sooooooo curious to see how this change will affect my race. 

I've only been in the pool (4) times in the past 5 months... and surprisingly, I am still finishing my baselines a bit faster than my goal.

I've done (2) bike time trials on Fiesta Island in the past several weeks and with the CRAZY headwinds on the Island, I'm right where I want to be.
Time to train to race... our "machines"... although we love our bikes
I've learned the "machine" comes from the person pushing...
I've been focusing on my run, because that is where I bonked so bad last year.  We will have to see what happens with the run.  I have a chest cold, and as long as it clears up, I will be good to go.

And... I will look like a total dork, but I am going to wear a Camelback for the bike so I get the proper hydration on the long bike.  Really... I am an Athena Triathlon Athlete.  And, I still can't reach down and grab my stupid water bottle without crashing, so I am going to hydrate with a Camelback.  And do I care what I look like... NOPE!  Last year I bonked because I cared... this year... I'M GOING TO KILL IT!!! :-)

... more pre-race to come...

Sunday, February 3, 2013

What a difference 3 pounds makes...


Just another reason I love this photographic journey... 3 pounds makes a HUGE difference!  4 weeks until the Desert International and 5 pounds to get to "One-derland" in time for the race... I'm coming back, One-derland!!! :-)