Getting ready for my first race  

avlicker2 54M
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8/20/2005 11:23 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Getting ready for my first race


Less than 60 days are left before I run in my first triathlon, and my first competitive race in any sport. I'm running what they call a sprint distance event - 750 meters swim, 20K bike ride, and a 5K run. Hopefully, this will be the first in a series of races over the years as I try to get my weight below 200.

For me, I decided to do the triathlons as a way of focusing my workouts into something more than weights, running, and swimming. Now I have distance goals to meet, and will switch to time goals once I conquer the distance. Plus, I enjoy each of these sports as they are individual sports, and it's just me and my thoughts. Well, at least most of the time. When I work out with my trainer, it's me and my thoughts, and her telling me to exhale and inhale as I lift weights - lol. But at other times, I can relax and get things organized as I pedal along or swim my laps.

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