Sunday, May 29, 2011

Triathlon Work Out....Done!

Yes, I completed my triathlon work out this past week.  I really enjoyed this work out.  First, it was a great way to change up my usual routine.  It was also nice to have a very specific focus each day, it really helped me to give it my best and accomplish my goals.  The most challenging part of the work out was 60 minutes on the bike.  I was not really prepared for sitting on a bike seat for 60 minutes.  Not exactly comfortable.  Swimming was also a challenge. I don't lap swim often, so it really got my heart racing fast in a short amount of time.  I did need to stop for a water break about every ten laps. I tried to keep my breaks to about 15 seconds.  Also, I didn't do any walking on the treadmill, which really helped from keeping things from getting too boring.  Here is the breakdown:

Day 1: Friday May 20- 4.0 mile walk around spring lake.  Total time: 66 minutes.

Day 2: Monday May 23-17.3 mile bike ride (in the gym).  Total time: 60 minutes.

Day 3: Tuesday May 24-1600 yard swim.  That is 64 laps.  Total time: 38 minutes.

Day 4: Thursday May 26-2.2 mile walk (34 minutes) and 7.6 mile bike ride (24 minutes).  Total time: 58 minutes.

The whole challenge took me 218 goal way 210!  So close! But at least now I have a baseline. For me, exercise is never about being fast.  I am really focused on just being active.  I would and will do this workout again, but not on a regular basis.  I did miss the elliptical during this week.  And I still snuck in my water aerobics class too.   One day I wold like to set a goal to do the whole challenge in one day, but I don't think that is something I am up for right now.  I think the next time, I might try to see what I can finish in three days and build my way up to completing the challenge in one day.  Thanks to everyone for the support with this work out.


  1. That is so awesome Colleen!! Keep up the GREAT work :)

  2. That's awesome! I'm thinking of cycling for CF in the fall!

  3. A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!