Saturday, May 26, 2007


On my training schedule, today called for a 2:30 brick. I looked out when I left the dogs out and the skies were ominous. I wasn't all that pumped up today myself. So I went to plan B and opted for a run. It was muggy out but I got it in. I did my Core workout when I got back to the house.

The day ahead of me looked challenging. It consists of shopping with Hooch,my daughter who is 17, and my MIL who is 70. It should be an interesting day for sure. Swimsuits are the item of the day. (not for me though)

Waddling to prepare for shopping.............

RUN - 00:30
CORE- 00:15

Thursday, May 24, 2007


I don't know what came over me. I signed up for another duathlon. It's the Waterloo Tri/DU in Waterloo, Mi. I was reading in the USAT Mideast region that they have a duathlon series. To qualify you need 3 events of 17. I realized that I was already signed up for 2 so why not go for it!
Several people have taken an interest in duathlons that I know. I find it a challenging but very rewarding race. I love the combination of the bike and run. They are starting to really take off in popularity.
Run: 40 Min.= 10 min. w/u , 20 min. @ 11:00 pace , 10 min. c/d
Core: 15 min.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007



Today was one of those days. I felt as if at work that I was the little Dutch boy with his finger plugging holes in the dam. Then when I got home ,I changed into my referee outfit. Never a dull moment to be had in my life.

As far as my training program, I found one for duathlons on Beginner Triathlete. It has a good combination of biking and running that will challenge me. It adds Core workouts from D3 multisport. Also leg stength workouts 2-3 times per week. I don't know if I can keep up but I want to try. Actually ,I am anxious to give it a shot.

Bike : 30 min. / 6 miles/ Zone 1-2 / ave pace 12 mph
Core : 20 min #1
Stregth: 15 min.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


MONDAY : RUN = 31 min./ 2.04 MILES /ZONE 1/20 min. Strength / 15 min. Core
TUESDAY: SPIN = 60 min / 15 min Core / Zone 3

After the Pig and Galena, I was ready to give up hills for awhile. I went to spin tonight. The workout tonight was 3 loops of hills. I was suprised that my legs survived the workout. My next race which is in 3 weeks is on a completely flat course.

I began my 12 week program working towards my Duathlon in August then September. The biggest addition is the core and strength training. Also my workouts are based on HR and Zones. I have never tried anything as structured as this. I have often thought about a coach but I'll try this first.

Waddling on flat roads without hills...............

Sunday, May 20, 2007


RUN: 2.0miles -22:29 / 11:58pace
T1: 2:13
Bike : 16.8miles- 1:30 / 11.2mph ave. / including crash and repair
T2 : 3:17
Run : 4.3 miles -1:08 / 15:39 pace

This was my second time to do Galena and I loved it as much as the first.

I was excited. There were no time goals in my head. Just enjoy. I ran into Iron Snoopy and her hubby at T2 setting everything up. She was alittle nervous about the downhills but I knew she'd love the bike. Bino was a great help getting everything ready to go. He checked my bike over and added air to my tires.

RUN 1 -The start was 1:04 after the beginning wave of the Tri. It was interesting to watch. Almost made me want to learn to swim. I felt good on the run going into T1.

T1-It was very uneventful. Easy to find my bike because most were out on the course.

Bike- I started out good. The hills were challenging. When going uphill at about mile 8, my chain came off. I couldn't unclip. When my speed dropped to zero- boom-I feel over into a ditch. It had to be hilarious to see. I got up to put my chain back on. Without my glasses, it was hard to see where it went. I finally got it back on and went to finish the hill then I realized my seat was sideways. I stopped and had to bang it back to position. I finshed up with no problem but lost alot of time.

T2- Bino was there to cheer me on. Grabbed my water and a GU and took off.

Run2 - This is where I fell apart. My legs wer totally shot. Running a marathon 2 weeks ago was really hurting me. For the first time I wore my HR monitor during a race- my HR was consistantly over 160 even with walking. My goal became just to finish. Bino was there at the finish line to cheer me in.

I've gained alot from doing this and had a great time. This is no doubt on my calendar for next year. Now it's 12 weeks until the Mideast Du. I have a training program that I got off Beginner Triathlete. It starts tomorrow.

Waddling with a scraped up leg and a couple of bruises but still smiling.............