Friday, November 28, 2008

PRACTICE TRIATHLON

Since lots of you ran or raced yesterday, I have to confess: I did none of those things. Too busy, tired fron Wednesday's workouts and working, as well as cooking, cleaning, etc. So I slacked off, sort of, on Thanksgiving. Had I had my bike shoes at home, instead of leaving them at the gym, I would have at least ridden the trainer and gone for a short run (easy to say that now!). However, they were at the gym and that totally changed my game plan for working out. It didn't happen. Instead, today, Jan and I did a practice indoor triathlon. On December 7, we have an actual indoor tri we will be doing.

Today, however, was a practice run. We both arrived early at the gym and got in a half mile swim (my time: 20:31). Next, we did a 55 min. spin class, with 4 intervals of 7 minutes at anaerobic threshhold pace (for me that was at 95% effort). After that, a 5k on the treadmill. I did pretty well on the run part until about 20 minutes into the run and then just had to pretty much hang on until the end. Run time was 34:40 for a 5k, slower than in the past, but I'm just getting acclimated to the treadmill again, not having run on it since April. Total time: 1:50.11. Just a guesstimate on the distance in the spin was probably 14.5 miles. I put in a good effort so I was pleased. A good way to burn off calories! Sunday, December 7 is the first indoor tri of the season.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

5 comments:

Lily on the Road said...

You are amazing Vickie! Good job and really you are justified since your shoes were at the gym

Good luck to both You and Jan on your indoor tri! Sounds as though you are more than ready!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Good job on your practice tri!

Best wishes at the indoor one next weekend. :-)

Sunshine said...

Your indoor tri... deeply impressive and amazing. You go, Girl!!!

Thursday and Friday we started off with a run and then saw lots and lots of family.

Marlene said...

Awesome job on your practice indoor tri! A spin class wipes me right out, so I can imagine how pooped you were.

zanne said...

Hey Vickie! It's been forever since I've popped by to say hello. A belated Happy Thanksgiving to you!