Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mock Tri #1

I did it. I made it through 20 min of swimming, 20 min of biking and 20 min of running. Can I just tell you..... IT WAS SO MUCH FUN. I loved it. During my swim practices, I have already run, or lifted weights, so today it was nice to be fresh and 100% ready for the water. My goal for the swim is 20 laps in 20 min. I think I did that today. Think?? ya, well I lost track, so I was either 19 or 20 laps.. I'll take 20.

We rushed into the locker room, changed into our cardio gear. We made our way into the spin room, and jumped on our bikes which were pre-set at the tension we will have on race day. I guess the man who set the tension puts them on what he claims is a 5.... girls who did this Tri last year, say it feels more like a 7, so we are training on a 7. It is tough for me to hold a 7 at the RPM's I want for 20 min. I have some work to do. The bike was the hardest on me for this reason. We can't touch the tension at all, and they watch us and time us, and check the pedometer on the bike before and after to see how far we go. We didn't check our distance today. Maybe during next weeks mock.

So like I said before the run is on he indoor track. It is a tiny track. 18 laps make a mile. I have never really run up there for more then a few laps to warm up for boot camp. I stayed on the hills of Brenda, who is the person who won the entire thing last year. She rocks! Our first mile was 7:11... wow, then she said the 2ND mile was 7:33 or something like that. We were 4 laps shy of 3 miles. So we decided our goal for race day is 3 miles. That is 54 laps around the track. We are going to try running with little clickers. The run was not to as bad as I thought it would be. I was very happy with it.

We had so much fun that we decided to try it again.... 2 more times before March 13Th. :)

So my sister received her package today, so I can tell you what I ordered. I didn't say in my last post because I sent her my old one and I knew if she knew what I ordered, she would figure it out, and I didn't tell her what I had sent. Anywho.... I got me a new GPS watch. YAY!!!!

I got the Garmin 405. I didn't ever use the heart rate monitor with my old one, so I ordered just the watch, No heart rate monitor. I haven't run with it yet, but I already love it. I am running long tomorrow, so I will be able to test it then.


Ewa said...

Good workout! Running on that small track would kill me. :)
I love Garmin, such a cool toy and 405 looks neat also.

Pining for Pinterest said...

YAY for the watch!!! Have a great run :-)

Baldwincrew-blog said...

good job on your mock tri you will be so ready for March 13th. Wish I could come cheer you on but I will be thinking of you that day. And thanks again for your old watch. You are the best and I am thinking about running outside today just so I can use it. love ya!

justme said...

awseome job

Marlene said...

Awesome job on the mock tri! With a few more practice rounds, you'll be ready to kick butt on race day!

Great news on the new Garmin too. I had a suspicion that's what it might be. :)

kristen said...

Sounds like a blast!!! Nice job.

Your gonna LOVE the 405.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Great job on your mock tri. That small track would have done me in!

Nice new Garmin! Me = Jealous

RunToTheFinish said...

so glad you are having so much fun with training!!

yes i love my watch!!

Unknown said...

I think I would go crazy running on such a small track!!

Good for you -- be careful Tri's are addicting :)

Felice Devine said...

Great job! Sounds fun. Have a good weekend!

Stacey said...

Glad you are enjoying the tri training! You are awesome!
Congrats on the new Garmin! I'm jealous! ( :
Have a great weekend!!

Denise said...

what a workout! and it sounds like it was a lot of fun. now that i have a pool i might have to try something like this.

Anonymous said...

Great job with the mock tri! Our YMCA is doing something like that tri, but a little different. We have from March 3rd-19th to finish a certain distance in running, biking, and swim (or row). You record your distances each time you workout. Good luck with your tri!

prashant said...

! Have a great run :-
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