Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ready for the weekend!

First of all, I will apologize to Powerbar. They did send me a nice letter in the mail along with two coupons to try their new crap replacement for my cola gel blasts. Ok, I should be open minded about the raspberry flavor and since they are free, I will try them. Never the strawberry banana though. Yech.

I have started back on my swimming lessons and I can tell a huge difference from swimming on my own all summer to having someone sitting there with a stop watch. I need to figure out a way to keep that drive even when I don’t have a coach there telling me to speed it up. It was nice to report to her that since starting lessons with her, I took almost 6 minutes off of my swim time from my first triathlon to the same one a year later. That is kind of crazy, but you have to take into account that there was absolutely no swim training before my first tri. After that appalling first swim, I decided that would be one part that I would not be able to “wing-it” and needed help.

I am running ( I use that term VERY loosely) a 5K this weekend. My only goal is to do it faster than last year. I have no idea how long it took me, but I have a feeling it should not be too tough to beat it.

LIVESTRONG Austin is in a few weeks. I have been taking a few spinning classes to help get ready and I forgot how much I really love those classes. I love the pounding music and seeing how hard I can push myself without worrying about having to have the energy to ride back home. It is just fun and I feel like I grin like an idiot the whole time. It will be good to keep with those through the winter when I usually slack so hard on my biking because of the lack of light in the evenings.

Is anyone else having a week that is dragging??


Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

of all the gels, i like powerbar strawberry banana gel the best. and you don't like it?!?!

Wes said...

Hi Renee! Same here on the strawberry-banana... Mmmmmm... I am in the post race blues. Everything is dragging, including my arse :-)

High Heels and Huntin' Boots said...

I haven't tried the gels...I'll have to, though. I was never brave enough in college to try a spin class. I probably should, though, if I'm ever going to attempt another triathlon. Good luck in your 5k, I'm sure you'll do great! My week isn't dragging as much as my workouts...I'm really having a motivational problem!