Thursday, May 28, 2009

Last chance workout! My Triathlon is in 3 days!!!

Today was my last workout before my race. I did not push things too hard but I somehow managed to have a fabulous brick workout along with a decent swim. I feel rested and prepared. Strong and focused. Encouraged and motivated!

We are leaving for Dallas to see my family before the race. I will be back here sometime on Sunday and will report how I did!

Things to remember -

1. Have FUN!
2. Live in the moment
3. Do my best
4. Relax and remember what a blessing it is just to be out there racing
5. Pace myself
6. On the swim - lengthen my stroke and keep it steady
7. On the bike - Breathe through the hills and know that at the end of every hill, there is a chance to fly on the downhill! Use this time to re-group and get ready for the next hill. Ride low, and pedal strong.
8 . One the run -
Mile 1 - Get your legs back, lengthen your stride, breathe and keep the pace steady
Mile 2 - Focus on lengthening your stride more, shake off mile one and focus just on this mile and keeping it strong
Mile 3 - Don't go too fast on the first half but start pumping those arms and really focus on bringing it home! The last half mile - GO FOR IT - you have trained for this, you are ready now GO reach your dream!!!!
9. Cross that finish line strong and with confidence that no matter what your time, you FINISHED!
10. Post race - Hydrate, bananas, ice and take photos!! Soak in this moment - you are a Triathlete!

Workout results - 5/28
Totals for the day -
Time - 130 mins
Calories burned - 1,312

Workout 1 - Bike/Run
Time - 94 mins ( includes stop lights and a long cool down walk)
Calories burned - 1,009

Bike - 15.04 miles
Time - 51.27/ Avg speed - 17.5 mph Max speed - 27.8 mph
Run -2 miles
Time - 18:46 mins/Avg pace - 9:24 mins
Mile 1 - 10:00 mins
Mile 2 - 8:46 mins

Workout 2 - Easy walk with dog
Time - 21 mins
Calories burned - 136

Workout 3 - Swim 700 yards - 13.13 mins
Time - 15.14 mins ( time includes rest breaks)
Calories burned - 167

8 comments:

Dee said...

I am so jealous you are doing a triathlon. I worked very hard last year, and was trying to get ready to do one for this year, then in the fall my plantar fascitis became heel spurs and lots of pain. I just quit almost everything I was doing. I sure need to get back on track. I know you are going to do great!!!

Bren said...

Number 9 is my favorite! You are amazing and I look forward to hearing how excited and 'complete' you will feel on Sunday when you return home. HOWEVER, I know this is only the beginning of your career in Triathlons.
((HUGS))

erin said...

WOOHOO!! I'm so excited for you, Jen! You have worked so hard, and I know you will do a GREAT job at the triathlon. I can't wait to read all about it.

Happy belated birthday, too. :)

MAJL said...

GOOD LUCK! Can't wait to hear how it went. I am hoping that you wake up feeling well rested and that you have good weather.

CC said...

Good luck at your race tomorrow :) Cant wait to hear about your tri!

Teresa said...

Hope you had a great race! Be prepared - it's addicting! Can't wait for the race report!

Jennifer Harrison said...

HOPE your race went well, JEN!!!!!

TX Runner Mom said...

I just stumbled onto your blog. I hope your race went well!