3.14.2011

If this is a sign of things to come, I'll take it.

Sunday was my indoor triathlon at Lifetime Fitness in Dublin. It went really well.

SWIM: Okay, so this part maybe didn't go so well. I managed to get in 15.5 pool lengths in 10 minutes. Le sigh. I'd like that to at least be at 20. I still have like 8 weeks of masters swim to do, and technically I have only attended one full class so far. That means when "real" tri season starts, I should be in much better shape in the water. Overall though, I'll take it.

BIKE: Went GREAT. I found a good cadence right away and just kept with it. My avg mph in the first couple minutes was around 29mph, but by the 5 minute mark, my legs had warmed up after the spin. I was then able to keep a cadence of 32-34mph for the next 25 minutes. At the end the reader showed I did approximately 15.6 miles in 30 minutes. Sure, it's on a stationary spin bike, but I'll take it!

RUN: Also went GREAT. I got on the 'mill, and I just felt strong. I did about one minute at 5.5 to get my legs going, then I cranked it up to 7mph. As the time went by, I just kept upping the speed - 7.1, 7.3, 7.5. I had to turn it back down to 7.2 around the 12 minute mark, but I jacked it up to 8mph for the last minute and a half. When all was said and done, I pulled off 2.34 miles in 20 minutes. That was an 8:32 pace. Hells yeah. I now know that there are NO excuses when I get to the run. I am more than capable of moving my leggies and fast. Sub 9 minute miles, all the way.


How I pulled out the numbers, I have no idea. But it felt fantastic, and I cannot wait for the actual tri season to begin. The crazy thing though is - I have yet to sign up for ANY tris beyond the Minneapolis one in August. I need to get on that........

4 comments:

Katrina said...

Lady, you are a speed demon! Great job!!!

Ms. Duffy said...

You are incredible!!! Congratulations! Wait till the actual season begins...

Matthew Smith said...

Way to go on the indoor tri! That's AWESOME! You really rocked it. 18th overall is really sweet! Thanks for the great race report.

Christi said...

Congratulations! You rawked!