Monday, December 10, 2007

First Swim and Run Workouts Complete

I survived my first swim workout on Thursday. It wasn't bad - a 450 yd total - but my arms definitely need some strength training and my endurance is lacking. Considering this is the first time I've swum a workout in 2 years or so, it's an okay starting point.

As for the running, I have a long ways to go. This is definitely my weak point. 13 minutes into my 20 minute treadmill run this morning, I had cramps all throughout my torso - shoulders to waist. I walked for 3 minutes, then finished up the last 4 minutes with little trouble. I ran at 12:00 pace which felt pretty comfortable, aside from all the cramping. It's time to start eating bananas like a monkey and get my potassium count up.

I gotta start somewhere, and this is where I am. It stinks right now, but I'm on my way to improving. Things are looking up.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

No Turning Back Now

I purchased my USAT two-year membership and registered for the Delaware Diamondman Triathlon this morning, so I'm now financially invested in my goal of completing an Ironman in two years (well, at least the first year of the plan). I'm currently one of three females and one of eight overall who are registered to race. The others are:

Last NameFirst NameCityStateRace AgeGenderClub
ViewAlejnikovChristinPhiladelphiaPA 24 F
ViewBastideAaronGlen AllenVA 33 M
ViewcapriojulieParkvilleMD 48 F
ViewChillemiWendyFrederickMD 27 F Frederick Triathlon Club
ViewGrahamColinElizabethtownPA 25 M
ViewHaleyTobiasTurnersvilleNJ 36 M
ViewScullyJimWilmingtonDE 52 M

Since this is a special moment (registering for my first half-ironman), I thought I would capture the other crazies who have registered with me so far. :O)