Thursday, April 29, 2010

3 Things Thursday

1. Triathlon!
I have my first triathlon of 2010 in 3 days! I am so excited I can barely stand it. It's been 2 years since I did an indoor triathlon, so I am looking forward to seeing what kind of improvements I have made! (Oh my, what if I didn't make any?!)

An indoor triathlon is set up a bit different from the typical sprint triathlon. You earn points based on the distance you have gone in a set time frame.
  • The swim is 10 minutes (earn points based on the number of lengths.)
  • T1 - transitioning from the pool to the bike - 10 minutes.
  • Bike for 30 minutes.
  • T2 - transitioning from the bike to the treadmill - 5 minutes.
  • Run for 20 minutes.
What's my goal this time around? Last time I swam 17.5 lengths, biked 11.4 miles, and ran 0.55 miles. If I were to have a B Goal, it would be to beat my previous distance in all 3 areas. But...My A Goal?
  • Swim: 19.5 lengths
  • Bike: 15 miles
  • Run: 1.75 miles



2. Grad Class
After waaaayyyy too much procrastinating, I am almost finished with my grad paper. I actually punished myself by staying late after work yesterday to work on it...until I had to go to swim practice. There were no distractions (read: TV) at work.

This is my first class of 6 for my ASD credential and I am starting to question why am I taking grad classes again!? I mean seriously! Wasn't I just doing this 3 years ago? The paper needs to be post-marked by May 2nd.... which I think is an absolute joke because May 2nd is a Sunday and you can't mail anything on Sundays which makes the post-marked date actually May 1st and now I have May 2nd stuck in my head and have to change my mindset to May 1st which actually gives me one less day to work on it and I am feeling cheated. lol...... *sigh*

3. Roses...
....just because...

32 comments:

Carly said...

The indoor triathlon sounds really interesting. I don't think I've heard of any in my area. However, my first tri of the season has a pool swim so I'm interested to see how the first transition works.
Good luck!

Marlene said...

Aw, pretty roses! Somebody loves you! :)

I have NO DOUBT that you will see massive improvements at the tri. You've been training your butt off!

Staci Dombroski said...

I cannot wait to hear about your triathalon!! You are going to do awesome :) I love the roses!!!

xm41907 said...

I hope you meet your goals on the triathlon! An indoor one sounds interesting. I'm sure you'll do great on your graduate work. I am a big fan of people continuing their education. What was your previous work in?

Shannon said...

Thank you for explaining the indoor Tri to me - I had no clue how they were different besides the fact that one was indoors!

Good luck, you're gonna do great!

Who makes something postmarked by a Sunday? That's crazy.

Beautiful roses!

Lisa said...

best wishes on your upcoming indoor triathlon. have fun!!

nice roses. :-)

Michelle said...

Good luck on the tri!! So excited for you!

Love the roses!

Anonymous said...

YAY Indoor triathlon - SO excited, can't wait. I like your A goals. I think I will shoot for the same! Why not? I have nothing to lose right? HAHA. Happy Thursday! --SW

sunapeegirl said...

I've always wanted to try an indoor triathlon! I can't wait to hear how it goes!

Aka Alice said...

I'm a HUGE procrastinator when it comes to writing papers, proposals and such. I am worse than my students (although, I think that's why I can relate to them).

Good for you for getting it done. The Tri will be a breeze in comparison.

onelittletrigirl said...

Roses just because makes me smile.

Beth said...

Good luck on Sunday! My first tri of the season and first indoor pool swim is also Sunday!

Karen said...

Have a great race! I love Indoor Tris - so fun. I have done a couple at lifetime here in GA.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Good luck at your tri, I always wanted to try an indoor one, but over here, they are just as expensive as outdoor ones. Oh well.

Have a blast, I hope you make your goals.

J said...

Very pretty flowers!! Good luck in the tri this weekend!

Scott Keeps Running said...

You're gonna kick butt this weekend!

aron said...

have a great time at your tri this weekend!!!

Julie said...

You are going to do great this weekend!! You have been working so hard and I am sure you will improve:) Congrats of getting that Grad paper almost finished! Also, I love those beautiful roses:) Just because.....:)

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

#1 - GO ROCK IT GIRL
#2 - Way to finish what is a huge task.
#3 - Don't they make you feel just wonderful.

Can't wait for the race report and PICTURES please.

Sherri said...

Wow! You are doing a ton! I am excited to hear about your indoor tri...Good Luck! Way to go on the paper...I am a big time procrastinator...I'm working on it..I dont want to be! =)
Love the roses!

trifitmom said...

good luck on the indoor tri !!

MCM Mama said...

Good luck on the triathlon!!!

RockStarTri said...

Enjoy your race! It sounds fun.

Holly said...

Beautiful flowers! Good luck on your tri!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

I love flowers!

So excited for your race! I can't wait to see how it goes and how all your awesome training pays off

Steel Springs said...

Good luck with the indoor triathlon! You'll do great!

Good luck with your paper, too. It'll feel so good to have it done.

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

huh?! i've never heard of that set up of a tri..and i like it! cool! go, go, go!

looking forward to hearing how you do!

Jess said...

Good luck on your triathlon this weekend! I hope you have tons of fun and kick some booty!!! Rock that A goal!

Joel said...

Good luck with your race this weekend. I've heard of indoor tris before, but we don't have them here in Florida. I'm glad you explained how they work!

Kick some booty!

Wes said...

Yipee! Have fun at your tri!! You are in grad class because you are an SUPERACHIEVER!!! Like most triathletes, and in the real world, THAT'S A GOOD THING!!!

RunningLaur said...

Have a great time at the triathlon!!

Jamoosh said...

I hope you kicked tri-booty!