Completed my Triathlon #5 in Orillia...
On Sun August 21, 2011 I finished my 5th triathlon in Orillia. It was a sprint distance – 750 meter swim, 33 km bike and 7 km run.   Overall highlights of the race: The swim is a beach start, everyone runs into the water at the same time.  They also start in waves according to your age group. ...
First Ever New York New Jersey Ironman...
I was looking around for Ironman’s.  Not that I will be able to do one next year.  My friend said that I should practice more before attempting one.  I looked anyways.   I saw the first-ever Ironman triathlon in New York City and New Jersey!! As soon as I saw that I was so ready to sign up. ...
Completed 4th Triathlon this year...
Hey everyone.  I was taking an extended break from my site and let you know that I’ve completed my 4th triathlon now! I did the Ottawa Olympic Triathlon on Sat July 30 and Bracebridge Olympic Triathlon Sun August 7.  They were both tough but I was a little more prepared in the Bracebridge and...
Lazing on the Weekend...
I missed a whole 3 days of workout last week! From Friday – Sunday I didn’t swim, bike, or run.  But I did do a lot of walking.  I went to visit my boyfriend in NY and we must have walked 10 miles.  I guess that is considered exercise.  My legs are a little sore from that.  I also wanted...
Monday Swim Practice – Drafting...
Yesterday I had swim practice.  We did 400 meter warmup 100 meter non stop swim in circles 200 meter drafting swim in circles 20 x 25 meter swimming with pullboy and paddles, rest 45 seconds 200 meter cool down I was pretty tired afterwards.  I’m looking forward to the open water swims which...
What to bring/prepare to a Triathlon...
Last week was my first triathlon and amazingly I brought all the stuff that I needed.  Oops, I did forget to bring slippers to walk to the swimming start.  My friend Kevin was so nice.  He took off his slippers for me to wear across a rocky path to the swimming start.   I started preparing the night...
Wednesday Swim Practice – 1500 met...
Today in swim class we did a 400 meter warmup followed by a 1500 meter time trial.  Basically 60 lengths of the pool or touch the side of the wall 30 times.  The coach was trying to break it down for us.  I have a seriously hard time remembering my counts and have to consciously make up a story around...
I love my Triathlon Wetsuit!...
My first big purchase for a triathlon was a bike, next purchase was a Wetsuit.   I had a hard time figuring out which wetsuit to pick.  I finally picked this one and I love my purchase so far.   I just want to tell you about my lovely and amazing wetsuit.   The BlueSeventy Helix for Ladies. My BlueSeventy...
Searching for Swimming Practice in Open ...
I was going to a swimming clinic twice a week in a pool for about 4 weeks.   The pool sessions are ending next week and graduating to swimming in open water.  But now they are only swimming once a week.  I want to continue to swim twice a week otherwise I will lose the swim endurance that I so painfully...
What is purpose of the Triathlon Transit...
What is a transition area? Basically it’s the area where you prepare yourself for the next activity.  If you are racing triathlons, the transition area is used twice. 1.  When you complete your swim and switch to cycling. 2.  When you complete your cycling and switch to running. Before your...