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2012 Goals


I recall posting my 2012 goals of hoping to achieve a PB in the marathon/ half marathon… I accomplished one of these, by 3 minutes, running a 1.34 1/2 a couple of weeks ago.

http://www.valleyharvestmarathon.com/

Don’t underestimate the powers of cross training… My¬†preparation for this race was a 20k the Wednesday prior, and a bunch of treadmill running.

I have come to believe swimming is a runners friend ūüôā

I don’t plan on running a marathon this year so that goals out the window but hope to improve my marathon time as well come May 2013.

 

Cheers

Wetsuit…


I never realized¬†how important a wetsuit is to a triathlete¬†until I jumped into the lake last night for an OWS.. With 18 degree air temperature and 21 degree water,¬†it was a ¬†little nippy getting in, but once dunked, I didn’t want to get out!

Have to start looking for a wetsuit! Such an expensive little habit…

Finally did a Tri


I have finally completed my first Triathlon… It wasn’t an Ironman/ Half Ironman, It was a Sprint but I have already fallen in love with the sport…

Place Time                          Div                     Swim                                       Bike                                     Run

23 1:20:52 John NS CA 4/8 M3039    17:30                          37:37 31.9                         22:24 4:29

 

This was an excellent indicator to what I have to work on as I know I can post faster times…

 

Cheers

 

 

New Plans and Old Pains…


The last couple weeks have consisted of do not’s and donuts…  Not as many donuts…

The hip/ quad/ groin pain is still present, however more bearable. I have checked out of doing all high impact activities like running and I am enjoying the break!

I swam a total of 8,000 meters last week… I was at the cusp of completing 10,000, but drank too much Saturday night and was in no shape to jump into the pool Sunday morning. Believe me, I tried!

I decided it would be much more fun to navigate the dandelion jungle in attempt to win the epic battle of man vs. weed.  I was victorious following a hard-fought, 6 hour combat mission… It was just me, the weed extractor and 6 hours of pushing using only my right foot. I couldn’t use the left, that’s my injured leg!

I did foam roll… Then I got sick of it.

It is easier popping Advil…

This morning I swam 2000 meters consecutively.

I may have changed my plans a little… I am not going to jump directly into an Ironman. I have decided to aim for a half Ironman first and sprint/ Olympic distance races this summer.  I am hoping to complete a half by the fall than hopefully a full by next fall.

I am in the process of purchasing a better bike and plan to continue my current training.

Ironman Muskoka 70.3 September 09th is a new goal… I see it is still open…