Sunday, March 15, 2009



Pre-Race Thoughts
This is my first indoor Tri so I am not sure what to expect. I am not really excited about it and just look at it as another workout. I sat down and calculated what I could do in my mind. My swim should be between 350 and 400. On the spin bike for 30 min., I am guessing 7.5 - 8.0 miles. Looking to the dreadmill, 1.5-1.75 miles. After looking at the list, I am in the first wave at 7am. Snips and Tri-Sharkie are also in wave 1. That guarantees a lot of laughs.

Race Day
Swim- 10 min.The first lap was tough. I could not get my breath or get into a rhytm. After that, I calmed down and focused on just going back an forth. I had friends at both ends of the pool and heard my name several times. Sharkie was to my right and was flying along. She was sharing a lane with Snips who was moving right along. The bell rung with 1 minute to go . I finished with 15 lengths with was 375. I was happy.

Transition- 10 min. Alot of fun and laughing. I barely made it up in time.

30 min.I started to spin and the resitance was set and duct taped in place. I felt it was going to be a 30 min. climb. There was no air blowing in the room so it got very hot , very fast. Iron Snoopy and Moose were volunteering in the spin room. More fun and laughter. The young guy next to me was a speed demon and was spinning like there was no resistance at all. My odometer was 1t 8.2 when I finished.

Transition- 5 min.

20 min.I was running next to Snips on the dreadmill. There was no talking at all during this section. I started at a 4.6 and tried to inch it up. At 10 minutes , my calf began cramping and I backed down some. Then I started cranking it back up. I finished with 1.61 miles. I was happy and we were finished.

I had a great time. I was happy my how that I did. It was motivating to see exactly where I was at. Tri-Sharkie, Snips and I grabbed a bite to eat at the cafe. Alot of talk and excitement looking to 2009.

Snips and I walked out to our cars together. She had something in her trunk for me. What an awesome friend--it was dinner for my family tonight. There was spagetti, homemade sauce, beer bread, grated cheese, and a homemade apple pie. My favorite part was the 2-24oz bottle of Corona Beer. She rocks!!!

Waddling after my first indoor Tri..............


Calyx Meredith said...

Sounds like a great experience. And what a lovely friend Snips is to have made dinner like that. Have a great week.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Great job and great fun. Doesn't get much better than that!

TRISHARKIE (AKA Ronda) said...

Had lots of fun with you and Snips! I can see why you and Snips get along so well. You both did great at the Indoor Tri yesterday!

Vickie said...

I forgot! Congrats on your indoor tri! Fun aren't they? You did pretty well. I was intrigued by the different time increments and transition time increments. It had to have been harder doing a full 30 min. on the bike.

RBR said...

WOO HOO!! AWESOME! You hit or exceeded all of your targets! What a great way to start your season!

I have never done an indoor tri either, but I kind of like the fixed time concept.

Great job!

Dori said...

Great job, Waddler! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself and that it was better than you were expecting.

ShirleyPerly said...

Nice job!! I laughed about that duct tape on the bike.

Thanks for sharing your experience. I've asked my gym's tri club coordinator if we might be able to do an indoor tri too sometime. I love how everyone can be together regardless of how fast/slow they are.

Joe said...

Very cool! You hit each of your marks and had fun doing it. Plus walked out, uninjured, unsore! This is a big solid step and a great way to do a tri in the winter.

And hooray for friends!!