Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Week 3: Lazyman Triathlon

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I'm back online!

With the help of Tom Lanham of PC Medic, I have a new hard drive on my computer.  Apparently, 1 out of every 10 hard drives crash within the first few years.  It seems criminal to me that they don't last longer, but oh well.

Tom did a great job, fixing it within a few days.  The repair price was reasonable and he even delivered it back early to my house before I had to pick up my son from Kindergarten.  I highly recommend his services if you are in Central Nebraska. His number is (308) 999-0300.

I'm also now in the middle of week 3 of the YMCA of the Prairie's Lazyman Triathlon. 

Since my new swim cap and goggles came in the mail today, I did my first day in the pool.  I haven't really swam since college, so I had no idea how much swimming I could do in an hour.  After a few laps, everything I learned about swimming at Union College came back to me.  I remembered all of those mornings I would swim before classes, trying to get the PE credits done.  After 45 min. in the pool, I had completed 24 laps and still felt great!

To complete the triathlon, I have 6 weeks (Aug. 8 to Sept. 16) to

1. Swim 2.4 miles (84.5 laps)
The YMCA pool. We have a really nice Y in town!
2. Bike 112 miles
3. Run 26.2 miles

As of today I have:

1. Swam 24 laps
2. Biked 57.3 miles
3. Ran 17.75 miles

In the next 3 1/2 weeks, I need to

1. Swim 60.5 laps
2. Bike 54.7 miles
3. Run 8.45 miles

I really want that T-Shirt!

Have you ever done a triathlon or other exercise challenge?  This is my second.  The first was Hold It For the Holidays a few years ago, when I joined the challenge to not gain weight over Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.  I actually lost weight during the challege!

I'm doing my best to get a Friday Vegetarian Potluck post done this week! Come back and share your favorite recipe and see what others bring!


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