Tuesday, January 27, 2009

yeah buddy

I rested yesterday secondary to soreness of the quads and hammys. SO today I discovered an interesting fact. The Rage in the Sage triathlon in April will have the standard distance for the swim which is 1.5K. For those who are metrically challenged that is 0.9 miles or 1650 yards or 1650 meters or 33 laps in a standard pool of 25 yards per length or 50 yards per lap. Yeah. So I decided to see If I can do it. DID IT. 45:02. 6 groups of 5 laps and 1 group of 3 laps. With a 45-60 sec break in between groups. Pretty happy with that. I mean I have a few months to get faster and I have a few months to do it in the open water. But I can train where the race will be. Thats a good advantage. Kinda makes the 500 meter swim in a month less daunting but it is so different. May be next time I can have my friends with me and they can swim on me to simulate the start and subsequent swim. might be fun.

"If what you did yesterday still looks big to you today, then you must not have done anything today."

funny seems fitting for building this endurance up....


Karl Stutelberg said...

I could walk along side of you on the pool deck and poke you with the pool equipment, dump water on your face and pull on your feet.!

Karl Stutelberg said...

Garmin 305 is on sale at amazon for $155 if anyone you know is interested that is a great deal.

Karl Stutelberg said...

Unless you are doing 20 milers in perparation for the half iron, I don't think 1-2 months is enough of a build up. You need 4-6 months build up and figure a recovery month after the half iron.

Hey cool your name is in iRON. Kind of like the iPOD. You are the iRON man, "Tough as nails."

Sounds like a T-shirt to me!