Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Mini Tri

This morning was my "mini-tri"! I felt that if I could make it through this morning, I would definitely be able to handle the one in February. Our plan was to swim for about 30 minutes, rinse off and head to Spin class (which usually last about an hour), and then hit the treadmill for a quick 30 minute run.

The Swim:
The water is still my weakness, but today was the best swim I have had in the last 5 months. It was quite consistent. My plan was to do 50M intervals with a 1/2 minute to 1 minute rest between each. About the first 10 laps were pretty slow and then kicked into gear my last 5 laps to get that blood flowing back into my legs.
Total distance: 800M in 30 minutes.
T1: This was quite long. I needed to rinse off, dress, and then get a spin card a half hour before class started to actually get myself a good bike.
The Bike (spin):
Our favorite spin instructor was back and ready to pretty much kill us! She had her coffee, we didn't. You do the math! There were a lot of sprints and a lot of hill climbs. I did a few sprints but had to remind myself to take it easy, and be consistent, otherwise I would never make it through my run. My goal was approximately 20 miles.
Total Distance: 19.83 miles in 47 minutes.
T2: After spin we had done some yoga. I was so relaxed I was almost ready to go home! I had about 12 minutes before getting on the treadmill and used the time to do some abs and push ups.
The Run:
I hate the 30 minute rule on the treadmills. The guy before me took quite a while getting off and a cleaning the treadmill. I was shorted a few minutes. I think I started to feel really tired, a little sore in my upper legs, and also had to use the bathroom, but there was no time for that! I ran, slow.... very slow.
Total Distance: 2.15 miles in 26:52.

I will admit that I had a great time with this, despite the fact that it was indoor and a little discombobulated. Next time I try this (probably in early January), I am going to do the actual distance of a sprint triathlon... in a different format: swim the distance, rinse and get on a regular bike, and then get on the treadmill for 3.1 miles.

Now, I must get myself ready for a night out. I have dinner plans with a bunch of great friends to celebrate my birthday. Then, I believe we have some other things to attend to afterwards!

Tomorrow? Rest and a birthday post.

16 comments:

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Happy Birthday.

What a nice gift to yourself, an indoor mini-tri/brick session. :)

Neese said...

That was a great idea today! Nice job, I can imagine it was a major workout when all was said and done. I love getting fresh and dressed and going out after a good workout! Have fun! And I'll shower you with those b-wishes tomorrow ;)

L*I*S*A said...

I'll have to try an indoor tri at my gym. Great job on yours!!

IronGambit said...

I hate treadmill whores :(

Jess said...

Happy birthday!!

Great job one mini-tri! That sounds like quite the workout.

Steve Stenzel said...

YAY for a mini-tri!! Nice job!!!

akshaye said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a blast.

Great mini-tri. I hate that 30-minute rule also. Thats why I go so late that no one cares how long I use them!

Firefly's Running said...

Happy Birthday!

Wes said...

Happy Birthday!!! Handling all those transitions is not easy! You did a great job. Don't worry too much about your times. You have a lifetime to keep working at it :-)

J~mom said...

Very nice!! I am still amazed out how much slower I run with a brick but the goal is to just get it done! Your times look great!

Nicole said...

What a work out! Hope you had a good birthday

Michele said...

Congrats on your first tri. what a great workout.

Happy b-day

Marcy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Don't get too crazy :P

Danielle said...

I would think if someone cheated you minutes on the mill, that you could go on. I think those rules get a bit much sometimes. If you are allowed 30 minutes, you should get 30 minutes!!

I did a kind of indoor type tri a few weeks ago...I need to get back in the pool!

kelsalynn said...

I am so very impressed by this idea! I love the indoor, mini-tri idea and think you totally kicked butt! Nice job! Man, you're in fabulous shape I'm sure!

Joe said...

The 30 minute rule doesn't apply to beautiful people, does it? Don't you just flash a pretty smile to the waiting person to get some extra time on the treadmill? That's the way it usually works at the gyms I have been too. :-)