Friday, July 16, 2010

Swimming Lesson #2 and a bike ride!

Week two of Triathlon Training swim lessons are done and they were great! I am more and more encouraged that I will be able to do alright at the TRI! I am just happy and excited to be able to actually do a race like The St. Paul Triathlon


Before my lesson, I had a half a Chocolate Coconut Larabar! I LOVE Larabar's--they are raw and all natural and they are the cheapest "energy bar" at the store! All natural and no chemicals and they are the cheapest, PLUS a great source for our athletic needs! 



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THEN I HIT THE BIKE!! 

Not my bike Murray, I hit up a stationary bike at the gym so I could swim and bike back to back for 38 min and not have to bike through 3 miles of traffic and stoplights first. Plus it gave me some time to read: 



Have you read this book? It's all about the nature of people and how to really touch other lives and connect with people on a genuine level. It's not overly self-helpish--it's a great read so far, check it out! 


Bike face! I am using to biking all over and I may ride between 5-12 miles a day as I commute, but I rarely ride more than 5 miles at one time! 38 min on the bike was buckling down and I had to move my resistance up and down a number of times! 


I went 38 minutes which came out to be 9.9 miles. A little slow, but I don't normally use the stationary bike--I think I was phoning it in a bit! Either way, I put in my time, so all is well with me! I ended my night with a trip to target before I biked home (oh the irony!! It's only a mile!) 


I got some chocolate milk! A perfect mix of carbs/protein for after a workout! And I was taunted by the sweet hipster duds at Target! I SO badly wanted this cute bike shirt...but alas, don't need it, I have a yellow bike shirt that I made myself! Still... 


Do you phone it in at the gym, not work your hardest on a machine when you would work harder outside?? 

4 comments:

Chris H. said...

Yay!! I'm excited for the St Paul Tri - I'll be doing the sprint course again. Last year, the St Paul Tri sprint was my first-ever tri :) Fun race!! It's a popular race, so transition will be packed - I plan to go early again (as soon as TA opens) for a good spot. Let me know if you have any questions - I look forward to seeing you there! :)

Tricia said...

you are too cute! have a great weekend

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

I love your swim cap! It is too cute! Have fun with your tri training, isn't it great ; )

shannonsfoodruns said...

I've read that book! In college, one of our business professors recommended reading it before we started our careers. A lot of the stuff seemed obvious to me, but it's a great refresher! And one part really changed my behavior - I NEVER correct people unless failing to do so would cause some harm. It just embarrasses them and makes you look like a know-it-all jerk! I also never tell people if they're repeating themselves or if I'd already heard the news they're sharing.

I think I work out harder at the gym than outside! I love to look around as I run outside. I don't want to run intervals if it means I'll miss the smell of honeysuckle or the sight of kids playing on he monkeybars.

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