Sunday, February 28, 2010

CFH Indoor Triathlon (Belle Vernon, PA)

Date: February 28, 2010
Race: CFH Second Annual Indoor Triathlon
Distance: Indoor (SWIM - 500 meters, BIKE - 8 mi, RUN - 2 mi)
Bib number: 119

Final time: 01:04:08 (19/20)
Swim time: 00:11:13
T1: unknown
Bike time: 00:27:58 (~13 mph)
T2: unknown
Run: 00:24:05 (Final time minus other times, may be innaccurate since transition times weren't included, Rate: 12 min/mile)

With very minimal training I took this triathlon on and to my surprise, I think I did well! It was an indoor triathlon, meaning that the swim was in a 25 meter swimming lane, the cycling portion was on a Aerodyne bike, and the run was 24 laps on an indoor track.

It was really enjoyable, I met a few new tri friends who pumped me up! I must admit, that Aerodyne bike was challenging - as I pedaled, a fan in the front produced resistance against me and it was like riding right into the wind! I felt my legs getting sore near mile 6, so I knew the run would be painful. And it was. But I never stopped running! I finished first in my heat for swimming and biking! But I was tired by the run, and that's not my strong suit in the first place. So I ended up getting lapped :-/ I still came in second for my age group though! So I was very satisfied!

Monday, January 4, 2010


Well, as every year, I resolve to be more aware of my fitness and nutrition in 2010. What's different this time is that I have the head start of completing a triathlon over the summer as well as membership on a weight-loss
by Jillian Michaels.

Following Jillian's website, I have modified my nutrition along a "Balanced oxidizer metabolism" plan as follows:

Calories per day: 1200-1600
Breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner according to recipes that integrate healthy, organic foods.
4 days a week of planned circuit training
1 dedicated cardio day

To plan for future triathlons, I am going to add way more cardio into the mix. Following a similar calender to that I used before.

I have registered for an indoor triathlon on February 28th. I am really excited to get back into the swing of things with fitness. Hopefully results will follow.