Training for Life

Teaching my mind and body to do new and fun things together.

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  • Name: blondeez
  • City: San Francisco
  • Region: California
  • Country: United States

My Weight Loss

Height: 162.6cm
Start weight: 172.00lb
Current weight: 183.00lb
Goal weight: 160.00lb
Lost to date: -11.00lb
Remaining: 23.00lb

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Race Report!

I got up at 5 this morning and drove down to Quarry Lakes in Fremont so that I could do the Mermaid Sprint Triathlon.  This is the same race that I did for my first triathlon last year, so it was exciting to see what has changed since then!

My times:
1/4 mile Swim: 10:04 (last year 13:38)
11 mile Bike: 36:38 (41:07)
2.5 mile Run: 34:34 (38:31)
Total: 1:27:55 (1:39:03)

More than 11 minutes faster!  That makes me really excited, anyway. 

I got a pretty good kick to the chest at the beginning of the swim.  I don't care if people want to breaststroke as long as they stay to the sides/back of the pack, but swimming in a huge tangle is difficult enough when it's freestyle and there are no explosive kicks involved!  I managed not to suck up any water, though, so it was more of an annoyance than anything. 

The bike was awesome.  I maintained 16.4 mph the whole time, which is not amazing considering it's a relatively flat course, but there are a lot of turns and one overpass that isn't so bad until you realize that it's a looped course and you have to cross it 3 times in each direction!

The run... always the run is difficult.  At this point, it has to be psychological.  I know I can run 2.5 miles in 30 minutes.  I do it all the time.  But I walked a little, which slowed me down considerably. 

But it didn't slow me down too much!  Much to my own shock and amazement, I placed 3rd among the Athena group 29 and younger (Athenas are women over 150 lbs--you can opt into this group instead of the regular age groups, which are in increments of 5 years.  Athena isn't necessarily less competitive, but it's usually a smaller field). 

I really had a great day, and now I'm going to do a bunch of cooking and some laundry so I'm ready for the week ahead...

Yesterday's log:
Breakfast: 2 eggs, 2 veggie sausage links, double-fiber wheat english muffin with butter
Lunch: turkey meatballs with chow mein noodles and veggies (1/2 serving)
Snacks @ packet pickup: 100 cal. Pringles, hummus and baby carrots, yogurt, grapes
Dinner: banana, steamed artichoke w/ lemon butter (light on the butter), baked sweet potato fries, broiled tilapia
Exercise:  20 min spin on bike

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I'm totally impressed by your accomplishment!

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