This week is full of lasts: my last week of work (yay!), my last co-worker lunch and happy hour, and a last swim at Wilson High School with Nyema.
I started swimming at Wilson when I got my stress fracture. At some point, I discovered Nyema was quite the swimmer and we started going [...]
I’ve spent a decent amount of time in the pool the last couple years. And I’ve successfully completed two triathlons without drowning.
But I’ve always known that my form was just good enough to get me through a triathlon. It certainly wasn’t good enough to excel in the swim leg. In the Rock Hall Triathlon, [...]
I’m still swamped at work, which is why I have been posting so rarely. After a long, stressful day I don’t want to get anywhere near a computer feel as inspired to write. My big deliverable is due Tuesday, so hopefully things will be back to normal by then. The good news is that, [...]
Even though I “officially” started marathon training over 2 months ago, it hasn’t felt like I’ve been training that long. I have been so focused on triathlon training and cycling that running has seemed almost secondary. It feels weird to say considering I’ve already gotten up to 18 miles for my long run.
That blog title is something I never thought I would say. Ever.
Usually, my only motivation to practice swimming is a fear of drowning in the triathlon to get the swim portion of a triathlon over with as quickly and painlessly as possible. But yesterday, instead of taking a rest day, I decided to hit [...]
Like I said earlier this week, the main goal of this triathlon is to HAVE FUN. It shouldn’t be hard considering I have friends doing the race too (Amy, Lauren, Chloe and Steph). But I’m also going to put some goals for each section out there.
The Swim If you’ve been reading this blog [...]
I’ve had some confidence building workouts this week, which is great timing before the triathlon. Tuesday I had a 5 mile tempo run on the calendar. Since I couldn’t drag myself out of bed that morning, I decided to run to my house after work (taking a long way home because I’m only [...]
I usually don’t workout with other people – mostly because I just run from my house when it works with my schedule. Sunday, however, I had two workout dates.
Workout date #1 – 40+ mile bike ride with Jessica, Beth, Victoria and Suzanne (left to right in the picture below).
When I woke up [...]
I’ve been trying to make the transition back into real life as painless as possible. A few key strategies:
Monday morning instead of working out, I took the dogs through a walk in Rock Creek Park. This meant I got to sleep in later and pretend I was still in the middle of nowhere. I [...]
My strategy at the pool to improve my swimming the last two months has gone like this:
Step 1 – swim 30 minutes alternating between crawl and breaststroke. Step 2 – swim 30 minutes all crawl. Step 3 – swim up to 45 minutes crawl, or swim 30 minutes crawl at a faster pace.