I spent much of yesterday online following how all my triathlete friends were doing — I knew two people in the NYC triathlon and four people in the Lake Placid Ironman.  Everyone seems to have done well — yay Jenny!  —  and the friend in the Ironman with whom I’ve done some training got 4th place in her age group and qualified for Kona!  I’m very excited for her.

I did my own little ride yesterday, 1 1/2 hours, and felt much better after last Thursday’s non-century; my heart rate was back to normal levels and I had some strength in my legs.

I’ve put in a call about getting private swimming lessons.  I don’t know for sure if they are available, but if so, I’ll be excited to learn what I’m really supposed to be doing when I’m swimming laps … I’ve been out to the pool four times so far and am having fun.  I don’t swim long or far; I’m just trying to build up some basic endurance.  The motherly woman I met my first time at the pool told me my stroke is getting better.  I’m not entirely sure she’s trustworthy on that score, but I’ll take the compliment.

My feet, both of them, having been feeling strange, with little aches and pains in several places.  I don’t know what’s up, and I won’t see my doctor until Wednesday, but I’m hoping it’s something I can get through quickly.  I guess I have to build up running endurance very slowly


2 comments so far

  1. Leah on

    I highly recommend swimming lessons! They made all the difference for me when I was training for my first tri. I had no idea what to do in the water…

  2. Dorothy W. on

    You know, I’m trying to get them, but I’m not hearing back from the people at the Y. I may need to wait for fall, when I know there’s a triathlon training group that starts lessons. I want to start now though!

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