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Triathlon Training/ can I do this? January 26, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — melrunner @ 1:35 pm

I want to do a Triathlon this Spring. Actually May 2nd is the one that I am looking at. I am looking at plans/programs and I really need help with the swimming portion. I’d start doing laps in a pool about 2x-3x a week with a coach and once I feel comfortable go to some OW swimming on the weekends. I’m looking at different programs/training programs, but I don’t want to pay $200-$250 for someone to tell me how to run and ride when I’m already doing that on a regular basis.

I mean help me with my swim form, with my technique, my breathing, my style. Help me develop speed in the bike and in the run. Give me a schedule of what to do. Help me with the transitions and give me workout options. Is that too hard to ask for?

So I know that I’m going to be doing Coach Ward’s speed program.

starting on February 9th. So I know that I’ll be doing speedwork every Tuesday morning at the track. at least that’s what the plan/goal is) I am going to the TMH meeting tomorrow night and will join teamhammerheads for $36.00. I hope they can guide me into following the right plan of the tri-world of swimming, biking, and running.

Now TRMH also uses bodyzen¬† but I don’t want to pay money for something on trainingpeaks. I can just go to and buy a book or get my own training. I want physical contact training, not online or via emails…


2 days before Naples 1/2! Woot hoot! January 15, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — melrunner @ 1:41 pm

I am so excited for this weekend! I’ll be running the Naples 1/2 on Sunday with Karen, Missy, Jen’s, Kristen, Patti, Michelle, and Christina! I’m shooting for anything under 2:19:35, but would love go be more around 2:15. We’ll see how it goes. I will be running it with Jen W and Christina since we both have a similar pace. I’m so ready for some girly time with the girls. I can’t believe I only know 3 of them but feel like I have known them all. It’s funny how the internet has connected us all in one way or the other!

In other news, I don’t understand men at times. C was moody and PMSy last night. I wish he would open up to me instead of caving it all in. I thought we were supposed to be there during good times and bad times. Does that mean that when the bad times roll around, you just cave it up and I have to wait until you snap out of it or until you open up?

If you are reading this, please take a moment to pray for all those in Haiti.