Thursday, May 13, 2010

Three Things Thursday - Triathlon Style

In honor of my triathlon this coming Sunday, I'm going to post an update on each of the three components.

1.  Swimming
So I came home to find out that my parents canceled the family gym membership at the local Y.  That would be where I swim.  So that's kind of a problem.  Fortunately, I was a swimmer in high school and the swim is my strong suit in the race.  Therefore, I'm not too worried about it for right now.  I think I'm going to look into a summer membership because I can't go the whole summer without swimming.

2.  Biking
I'm feeling pretty good about the bike.  I think I am in better shape than I thought I was.  Considering I'm only going to have two or three rides under my belt before Sunday, I'm not terribly worried about it.  I'm more worried about getting my water bottle in and out of my holder.  Although, at my last triathlon I drank a lot of water on the ride because that's what I read everywhere.  But once I got to the run I had to pee the whole time and it was kind of painful.  I think I'm going to take it a little easier on the water this time.

3.  Run
Yesterday my dad and I went for a run.  Mind you, I haven't really run in about a week.  Well, my dad really likes to try and "push" me to go faster.  It's like he's trying to train me.  It's actually kind of comical.  He stays just enough ahead of me so I have to chase after him.  Sometimes he slows down so I can catch up, but then as soon as I get there, he speeds up again.  We did a little over 3.5 miles at about a 10:30 pace.  I was pretty happy with that.  My goal is to keep my legs loose for Sunday.


  1. Yup! I am totally going to do that same thing to the hubby this weekend. Good luck at your tri!

  2. good luck @ the tri :) you'll do great.

  3. Yes, good luck with the triathlon! :) I look forward to reading all about it!

  4. I hope the tri went well today!!! Can't wait to see your recap!
    My Y has student memberships for the summer that are very reasonable so I'd look into that :)