>> Thursday, July 23, 2009
Yep. The Big Day is nearing. This Sunday is the day that 4 (maybe 5) students from the “CVA Triathlon Club” will be finishing their FIRST EVER TRIATHLON!! We’ll all be doing the Chisago Lakes Sprint Triathlon. Pharmie will be there too, doing the Half IM. And I have a LOT of blogger buddies doing the race, so it should be a great day!
Keep all of them in your thoughts this weekend!!
In other news, I was out of town on a great family vacation this past weekend!! On Sunday morning, I did a flat, 20 mile, interval bike ride. It was a SOLID push, but I had hoped to have a better average. On Monday afternoon, I did an 800 meter open water swim in breezy, wavy conditions. It was a good “confidence booster” as Pharmie put it.
Then yesterday, back in the Cities, I did 4 x 800 meters on the track. That would be my last intense workout before the triathlon. I didn’t want to do too many, because I didn’t want to get too sore just a few days before the race - it was just going to be a quick, speedy workout. I gave myself 90 seconds rest in between, and I ran 2:34, 2:32, 2:30, and 2:30 (average of 2:31.5 / 800).
Here’s a quick photo of me with my ADORABLE nephew Ian while we were on vacation this weekend: