Posts Tagged: olympic distance triathlon

  • Ahhhh Saturday!

    And it’s pretty nice out here in Vancouver too. Not that I’ve been outside much…YET.

    TRI training update;)

    I woke up this morning, walked to Tim’s to get a coffee, then pretty much went straight to the stationary bike. On my schedule today was a 90 min bike, at an easy pace- keeping my rpm’s around 90-100…

    triathlon training, easy ride, low intensity

    I had planned to get outside for my bike today, but I have to do some maintenance on my bike before I take her on the road and I haven’t had time yet. So another long ride on the stand still bike. Since I’ve been training, I notice that time is going by quicker during workouts. I biked for an hour and 30 min and it definitely didn’t seem like that long.

    I am a water fiend though. I drank this much water at only 32 minutes into my ride!

    When I was done, I got back upstairs and made a shake asap.

    What kind of shake you ask?

    Ingredients

    mixed berries
    frozen banana
    cilantro
    parsley
    cucumber
    ginger
    lemon juice
    orange juice
    ginger
    celery

    Sound gross? Well it tastes soooo refreshing! YUMMY. It is just like my wake and shake, except with some berries and oj for added sweetness.

    After that I had a couple bowls of goldfish. Not vegan and full of preservatives, but they taste so good. Here fishy, fishy, fishy…

    Mike and I are letting our Costco membership go after the end of the month, so we stocked up on some frozen berries, goldfish, (chicken, eggs, milk- for Mike), paper towel, walnuts, pickles, my favorite lotion Nutraderm, stuff like that….

    Sorry, got off topic…back to training:)

    I missed my club bike ride on Thursday to go to the Canucks game. I felt bad for missing it and also was eager to make up for it….until my club mate Klaus (who is training for an IRONMAN!) informed me of some tips written by IRONMAN Champion Chris McCormack. Chris says:

    - Recovery is king! Always err on the side of recovery in your training program.  Recovery takes many forms, and body maintenance (massage, Yoga etc) sleep and rest are imperative to the game and the mix.

    -Guilt attached to any missed session is more harmful than missing the session itself.  Guilt is what limits most people in our sport. If you miss a session for any reason, put it behind you and move forward. Don’t play catch up and don’t worry about it. Its done, move on!

    Sound advice! I will put that behind me and move on….. Tomorrow I have a 60 minute run with the club and then a swim workout. THEN…the SPA with my girlfriends! Perfect way to end the week!

    Hope you are having a great day and enjoying the weekend.

    Talk sooooooooooooooooooooooooooon WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO

  • Good afternoon!!!
    I am just taking a lil break from work, thinking I better go for a run. I am trying to get inspired. Then I remembered what I was doing last year at this time, and I think, “why am I even hesitating in regards to going for a run?” Just do it!!!
    Here is a blog I wrote last year right after I completed an Olympic Distance Triathlon…..
    I’m soo happy right now. I was honestly intoxicated when I signed up for the triathlon online at 2am on June 1st, but it was one of the best things I’ve ever done. Michael and I “trained” this summer. We really did “tri” to train, but with my brothers wedding and other summertime fun, we didn’t do as much as we should of…but I am pleased to say, we finished with flying colors.

    Our day started at 4:30am when our alarms went off, we walked to Tims and got our coffee, and headed down to 2nd beach, the officials wrote our numbers all over our body’s. Then we got our wetsuits on and made our way to the ocean,

    Crazy feeling of anxiety and anticipation as we headed for the start line. Wow, the markers that we have to swim around are WAY further than I had trained for. BANG, off we go, I hold back for 15 seconds or so before I head into the ocean because I didn’t want to get clobbered by the hard core’s!
    k, I won’t bore you with the swim details. Just know it was soooo tough, so rough and I didn’t think I would make it. 1500 meters later and somehow…I made it through.

    Then the bike. a few accidents around sharp turns. even spectators taken out. so many bike tires popped, 4 insanley tough hills…but again… somehow, on my own, in my own world…made it….40km..(I’m tired just writing about the whole event)
    Then…the run! I thought I’d be sooo on fire for the run since I run so much, but after everything leading up to that point, hmmm can I quit now!!! My 10km run was a feat on it’s own, But seeing my friends Rick and Andrea, and Mike’s mom (and Mike cuz he finished before me) made me have that much more oommph to get my butt across the finish line!!

    It’s been a great day! We are ready to train for next year, but also put our focus now back on voice over’s, our band, our business and everything else we do!!!

    XOXO

    How do you get motivated to workout? I know it’s hard sometimes, but we just gotta give ‘er! ;)