Saturday, July 9, 2011

Catching up...

I can't believe it's been a week since the Triathlon.  Time really flies in the summer time.

Well... there was that little holiday in there, too.  Hope you had a fun 4th of July - celebrating your independence in your favorite way.  I did.  We spent two days in Zoar Valley, NY... walking in the woods and swimming in the creek.

Zoar Valley

Since I created my Activity Tracker (found on the sidebar on the right), you don't really need a daily account of my swim-bike-run training.  Besides... I didn't think I'd be "training" after last weekend... but my hubby and friends talked me into completing a 2nd Tri this summer - Big day #2 is August 27th.  This one is exactly the same as last weekend's tri, just in a slightly different location (we can almost say it's "down the street" from the 1st one).

I was thinking about doing a Tri in Massachusetts... but I decided against it... mainly out of selfishness.  I'm going to visit Elizabeth (and family) at the end of July (barring any drastic schedule changes), and instead of having to go to bed early, leave the house early, then be exhausted for the remainder of my visit, I'll just go and watch the event.  Maybe.  I'd much rather hang out with my pals than worry about swimming in the ocean or my transition times or, or... anything else.

Speaking of Elizabeth... she's the one who started the 99/100 Challenge.  I'm happy to say that I'm perfectly on track to finish the challenge by Labor Day.  Today is Day 41 of the challenge and I've logged 43.7 run-miles thus far.  HOORAY!

I expect I'll be even further ahead of schedule over the next couple weeks since my run training has stepped up a bit.  You see, I didn't love my performance during the run part of the July 2nd Tri.  Granted, it was hot and humid, but I don't think that was why I didn't blast thru the run.  It was mental.  I was dreading the run... something I thought I was over.

So, my focus in July is to get "really good" at running... improve my speed, improve my distances, improve my overall attitude toward the sport.  I think I have the fundamentals (form, cadence, etc)... now I just have to get my head right.

  I can do this.
I will do this.

I don't have much more to report... so, here are a few shots from the event... special thanks to my mom, photographer extraordinaire!
Me & my Tri-buddy, Jan (post-race)

Don't forget - Tuesday is the 12th - so you'll see me here that day, participating in the 12-of-12 with 12 photos of the day.

Till then... it was nice catching up with you.


Adrienne said...

Yae for you!!!!


well it was nice catching up with You!! another tri, eh?? good for you!! and yes, the mind can be your best ally, or your worst ennemy. find your focus and go for it!!

and i'll see you on tuesday, for the "12 of 12", or perhaps in the early hours of the 13th...

-Tee- said...

good for you! Keep going with the training... you're doing great! Can't wait to meet you when you come visit Elizabeth :)