Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The threshold

So I finally found my exhaustion threshold....after the tri on sunday I took monday off and then yesterday went mountain biking for the first time. D made me jump off stuff far beyond my skill level (I say made like I didn't love every minute of it) which was so much fun...I jumped off a ladder bridge and then hit a tree at one was awesome...I had such a great time! After dropping off the bike, hit the road for a ride with B, and did 40km....came home, passed out. So exhausted....possibly should consider taking another day off after a triathlon. Made it up at 5am this morning for yoga and came home and slept more. So that was offically too much. I feel great, don't get me wrong. Shoulders are sore, but my legs are fine. I have bruises and scratches...all of which I'm very proud of. Can't wait to do more mtn biking. It's definately an adrenaline rush and at the end of the day, that's what I'm after!! Back in the pool tomorrow, up to 700m swims now I think. After vacation I'll bump it up to 800m.....very excited about vacation! Gotta go pay my property taxes...yikes! I've been avoiding doing it and now it's almost too late!

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Raced in the Elk Lake New Balance Tri this morning. Had to work saturday night so was entirely NOT well rested. The lake was warm, which was great since I prefer not to wear a wetsuit. My sugoi velocity tri shorts performed admirably, as per usual. They dry so fast, it's amazing. My swim went much better this time, and I improved my swim time by appx 3 mins, which is huge. Overall I beat my last time by appx 8 mins, so I'm completely thrilled! During the last stretch of the run it began to rain which was actually quite refreshing...until I stopped running. All in all a great race. I definately need more open water swim training before the next race, although I'm much more comfortable than last time. I didn't even mind getting kicked a few times....which totally freaked me out last race....more later....sleep now....

Friday, June 19, 2009

3 days.....

So, I had a tri-mare last night....nothing horriffic...just things going wrong and then when i dove into the water I couldn't limbs just would not move....
So that was fun. I'm fairly certain I'm just stressing out about it. I feel very unprepared but in reality  I'm more prepared then I think I am. I'm far more ready than I was for the last tri and I survived that one. B and I have been clocking some serious bike time and I'm way faster than I was a month ago. I've even done some open water swimming with T. In the ocean no less. We're going to swim in the lake later today so I'm sure that'll make me feel better. I'm trying hard not to push it these last few days before the race, only because I know I'm not supposed to. I'm dying to go to the gym but i need all my strength for sunday! No sore muscles allowed!
Just headed out to ride a few horses. Phoebe is the sweetest mare you'll ever meet and I'm having so much fun with her. She's been going for almost 2 months now, and she's really coming along nicely. Waiting in eager anticipation for the sugoi apparel I ordered to come in. The Brand Champion line is SO cool. It reminds me of all the Haida art back home. Well, time to get outside! Have a great day!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

4 days...

I'm new to this whole blogging thing, and realistically, no one is going to want to follow me, so it's probably not too important what I say....but I'm doing it anyway.
First of all, I type on my blackberry too much, and am currently upset that my laptop is not correcting my spelling and punctuation for me..
2nd of all, if you don't already know this about me, I'm training for a triathlon. I raced in one last month and am preparing for my second one...which is guessed it....4 days...sunday morning, 7:30am, I head out into Elk Lake to swim, then jump out of the lake to bike and run. I know, crazy, right? I don't know what I'm thinking, 3 sports at once....crazy. But for some reason I love it. I love the challenge and love feeling like I might die. I think life isn't worth living unless I feel like I might die at some point during the day, it just makes everything more exciting!
Where was I...oh right...triathlons. Yes. Fun times. I'm a very bad person and I didn't swim yesterday....therefore i MUST swim today or I run the risk of being unprepared and drowning in the lake....which would be unfortunate...
It's that to work! Have a great day! Happy training!!