Yep, I'm going to try my first Olympic distance triathlon. I signed up because I was inspired by a 39:30 10k brick training run after doing an easy 25 mile bike. I figured what the hell. It's local and on Father's day in June. Maybe I could apply all the half ironman training to it and see if I could really go fast on the run. The brick run I was just cruising to that 39:30 so if I pushed maybe I go 36ish. We'll see as it will be more for fun than anything since my 1500m swim will be pathetic as compared to fast men in my age group.
But overall my run is really coming along. I just need to keep any additional injury at bay. I still have the sore knee but I don't need any new one coming along. I busted a 5 mile tempo at 6:10s which was good. The 1:25 for the half run segment at Florida is in sight if it all comes together.
Elena got some new running shoes and is excited to be training again. We ran an easy 3/4 of a mile on Sunday. She has pretty good form which is nice. I think I can get her up to that 5k distance but we'll see. Maybe at around 8 minute pace who knows...I know she could easily bust a 7:30 mile if she had too right now. I'm sortof excited to see how fast she can run when she gets older.
It's fun for me because she actually likes running right now. I have to be careful to make sure she continues to like it. Of course, we're going to get her into the pool this summer with goal of teaching her how to swim. On top of that, it's also time for her to learn how to bike without training wheels. My 7 year old is going to get the full triathlon gambit this summer. It will be good for her and improve her confidence.
It's finally hot here(90 degrees) as I just finished my first ride of the year where I wasn't cold at the beginning of it. Of course, now my condo is 80 degrees but no A/C yet...just yet. I'm holding out as it's suppose to cool down to the 70s by mid week.
With the hotter temperatures, the summer movies start this week with X-Men Wolverine. Next week is the new Star Trek. I'm still not sure what I'm going to do for the movies this summer as I'm kindof just like sitting at home. Maybe when I'm down in Florida at O's, we'll catch a couple of movies. We'll also be doing extreme amounts of eating while I'm down there. We start with going to the Whispering Canyon right after the race for all you can eat chicken, ribs, and sausage as well as bottomless shakes. I'm thinking I'll gain 10 lbs while I'm down there. I'll have to trade off going way off my diet vs. sticking to my diet in order to go fast at that June race.
A side effect of all this nice weather is my allergies are killing me. The Claratin is holding them back but still my eyes are constantly itching. Elena has been walking a tight rope of allergy medication and nose bleeds. Her poor nose gets too dry from the allergy medication and then she has nose bleeds. She woke up last night with one. Poor kid, definitely not fun.
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