Yay, it’s still taper week! Although it doesn’t feel like an “easier” week so far, I’ve felt so much better after resting on Thursday. Friday Friday was a wet day. It started to rain as my dogs and I stepped outside for our morning walk. Given it was just a sprinkle, I shrugged it off. … Continue reading Taper week continues… The Weekend!
Scaling back on my training in preparation for my olympic distance tri. Monday On Monday, I struggled to get in my biking. I just wasn’t feeling it in the morning, even to the extent that I was getting my bike shoes and helmet on and just took them off and sat back down. Later on, … Continue reading Taper week! Struggling with the bike but loving the pool
This weekend’s training was both easy and hard. Saturday was easy as I was at the Arena Pro Swim Series at the Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa watching both the prelims and the finals. So much fun! The little kids there were all so excited to watch the famous athletes and then run over to … Continue reading Weekend in Review
Today I actually did wake up early for exercise. Not my own exercise but as a volunteer and spectator at the Lifetime Tri Marquee. I set my alarm for 3:15am and tossed and turned until the alarm went off. Rolling slowly out of bed, I dressed myself, fed my animals, (including one barky, excited dog … Continue reading Volunteering at LifeTime Tri Marquee 2015
Today I had one of my first “long” runs in a long time. I’ve been dealing with knee pain for several months and it makes me really hesitant to run any more than 4 or so miles at a time. But, I have my first Olympic distance triathlon in several weeks, and I’m getting a … Continue reading A Peak Week Run
I woke up at the super early hour of 8:30am so I could be on time for the CycloMesa Fun Ride. Although I’d planned on running this morning, I just wasn’t feeling it. My right ankle still felt a little sore after running all out at the Splash and Dash so I settled for the … Continue reading CycloMesa 2015
I participated in my first competitive Open Water Swim recently at the first Splash and Dash of the year. Growing up around lakes and swimming in them every summer, I thought the open water swim would be a piece of cake. I read race reports in which people mentioned panicking during the swim and I … Continue reading Recap of Splash and Dash #1