Today, I completed my first indoor triathlon! This event was the perfect introduction to the triathlon sport. Participants swam in a pool, biked on a stationary bike, and then ran on a treadmill to complete the triathlon. The race was held at Life Time Fitness in Massachusetts.
- The total event last for 75 minutes.
- Swim: 10 minutes in the pool
- Transition 1: 10-minutes (move from the pool to cycle studio)
- Bike: 30 minutes on an indoor bike
- Transition 2: 5-minutes (move from the cycle studio to treadmills)
- Run: 20 minutes on a treadmill
Swimming….I love to swim but I am slow at it. The crawl has always been my worst swim stroke, so I decided to focus on the backstroke, side stroke, and I did a bit of the breaststroke. Nice and easy and relaxed.
Biking …I am not a biker….. I just pedaled gently .
Running…. easy relaxing jog
I had a fantastic time and I really enjoyed the experience. The atmosphere was laid back and very supportive. Excellent cross training .
I would definitely do this event next year. For beginners, this was an awesome way to experience a triathlon. Plus, it was fun to do something new besides running . I am proud of myself.
My weakest area ………I need to work on strengthening my lung capacity
I’m about 12 weeks away from the Boston marathon. I am using the Jeff Galloway training schedule. My long run this past week was 18 miles.
.My long run went well. My legs were tired but I had plenty of snacks so the energy level stayed good.
These are my favorite pictures from Run Disney Half.
My training is going very well. I have been working on both speed , building more endurance and strength. Last week I pushed myself and ran 8 fast mile repeats. It was hard. Last Saturday, I was in Orlando running the Disney Half Marathon.
My longest run to date is 16 miles. I am also swimming to help boost my cardio and to build stronger muscles.
Another Disney Half Marathon race done. Yes, I love Disney races.
Friday afternoon, my husband and I drove to Orlando from Boca Raton. The race was Saturday morning. It was about a three-hour trip. We stayed at the Disney Old Key West resort. Our plan was to stay one night at the resort, and then head back to Boca Raton immediately after the race.
When we arrived in Orlando, we headed to the Sport Expo to pick up my race number. After the expo, we had a delicious Italian dinner at Il Mulino. Following dinner, it was an early bed time, because the race started at 5:30am.
The next morning , my alarm went off at 2:15am. It was time to get dress and head out the door to catch the 3:00 am bus that takes runners from the hotel to the starting line.
The weather was ideal. Fifty five degrees at start time.
The course started on a side street near Epcot. The first few miles was basically flat. Runners saw many Disney Characters , bands and spectators, as we headed towards the Magic Kingdom. We ran throughout the Magic Kingdom and then back to Epcot for the finish.
The highlight for me was running down Main Street towards Cinderella’s Castle and seeing the castle all lit up.
After crossing the finish line, I got my medal and then headed back to the hotel for a quick shower. At 11am, my husband and I checked out of the hotel and were back on the road to Boca Raton to meet up with the rest of the family for an early dinner.
Happy New Year ! 2019 . My family .
Long Run 16 miles …… It was an awesome run. Building up my endurance .
Energy Level good
Lungs and legs good
I’m thrilled . Also Galloway coaching going very well. 🙂
Jeff Galloway E Coaching has helped me a lot!!!!!!! Asthma challenges
Best Running Decision I made- Signing up for the Jeff Galloway E Coaching Program. This program is basically a weekly pen pal exchange with this well-known Olympian, author of many running books and a running coach who customizes workouts according to individual goals.
My goal is to run a better Boston Marathon.
Starting in August, Jeff made a plan for me, on how much to run, when, and the type of work out to do, such as hills, speed training, cadence practice and long runs.
It is great having a coach help me design a plan that works for me. Each week, there is a conference with my coach discussing how my workout went.
This coach has helped me gain more confidence running with allergic asthma.
Before this point, I would just get frustrated. I felt my asthma was holding me back. I would work my ass off and get limited results. Within this year, I have learned that I can overcome this obstacle, by changing my thinking. I am running for myself and that is what counts. So, If I can only run a 15-minute mile pace……so what!