Saturday, September 18, 2010

Triathlon

Alright, so I said in my last post that I am going to do a Triathlon.
The Girlfriends and Dudes Triathlon is in July of 2011, so I've got roughly 9.5 months left to train.
The Triathlon consists of a half mile swim downstream the Columbia River, a 12 and a half mile bike ride on mostly flat terrain and a 3 mile run, which I plan on power walking.
My overall goal:
FINISH
Now for some down and dirty facts and figures:
This time last year I weighed in at 206 pounds and my measurements were 45 - 43.5 - 47.5
As of two days ago, I weighed in at 195 pounds and my measurements were 44.5 - 42 - 47

I've decided to not focus on the weight and measurements and instead focus on what I can DO. It will still be neat to come back every month or so and see if I've made any sort of progress in the weight and inch department.

So far, I know I can do 40 minutes of power walking, which equals to about 2 miles.

I know I can bike 12 miles, but am not sure how long it would take me. I do know I can last 30 minutes at 13 to 15 miles per hour, which equals out to 6 - 7 miles.

I found out something VERY important today. The swimming portion is going to kick my butt! I lasted 5 minutes before I had to stand up. Part of the swimming rules is you can stand, but you can't move forward.

SOOO.... that's what I'm up against. I plan on posting every other week or so....

2 comments:

StefRobrts said...

Good for you, and good luck!

dotoner said...

WoW! so ambitious - good for yoU!!!