Dec 14, 2008

NCC Update - Week 2

So far in this competition I am way further ahead in swimming and biking then I thought that I would be at this point. I am also way further behind in my running that I would have liked to be at this point!

I swear I am growing fins and gills!

13123.7 yard (7.45 miles) down in the pool! My goal was 20,000, so I am 65.6% through this goal.

My plan is that by Tuesday I would like to be at 20,000 yards. I am going for 1980 yards in the morning (this is just over 1 mile, or 45 laps in the 22 yard pool at Bally's) then 3500m in the evening - 3827.6 yards - at the meter pool at the Y, which will bring me to 5807.6 yards tomorrow alone. On Tuesday if I do a simple 2000 yards then I will have hit my month's goal in just over two weeks!

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike

I am already 49 miles into my 60 mile goal. Spinning helped this tremendously. Unfortunately, my bike will be in the hands of my bike shop, so I will be without a bike for a little bit. I hope to wrap up those 11 miles this week sometime, then hit the bike for a good 20 miles a week until January when I will have a new goal.

Running? I vaguely remember that having to do with feet and possibly some shoes...

Tomorrow starts my official training for a 2:25 half marathon! I am so super excited! By the end of December I hope to have a good solid swim base under me, the start of my fastest running base, and the continuing of a great bike base.

Every training plan I do gets better and better and tests my mettle. I am finding myself more through these years, and the addition of swimming and biking have made me more well rounded in my endeavors.

I am now the 2009 Vice President of Triathlon for my tri club, F.A.S.T., and this has really sparked the desire to put forth the best Jenn possible in '09.

I am going long this season, and my fears are gone. I am not worried about time or being last because I know that I will not be. I am just excited that I am able to do this - because for the first time I am not afraid anymore.

I no longer feel like a sham. I AM a triathlete. I have a long way to go both literally and figuratively, but I am moving in the right direction and I have an amazing group of people in my life that will be there by my side every step of the way!

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