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Mad Beach Mini Triathlon

Posted by iwanttodothat on May 26, 2010

I just got my race results from my triathlon this past Saturday. I’m encouraged by them, and have learned a great deal from them as well!

FEMALE AGE GROUP:  40 - 44
Place O'All No.   Name                    Age City                 St Time    Rank Swim    Tran 1  Rank Bike    Tran 2  Rank Run
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    1    20    32 Jacqueline Dupuis        44 Tierra Verde         FL   37:04                         1   17:31
    2    23    39 Gladymarie Feliciano     40 Riverview            FL   37:27    8    5:11    1:46    2   17:36
    3    32     1 Julie Abbruzzi           40 Ocala                FL   38:08    4    4:53    2:12    6   18:56    1:26    1   10:42
    4    36    34 Jackie Eckman            41 Tampa                FL   38:33    2    4:32    1:54    3   17:45    1:47    6   12:36
    5    48   108 Karen Van Wert           40 Tampa                FL   40:16                        14   20:37    1:12    2   10:48
    6    50    68 Kristin Leary            42 Saint Petersburg     FL   40:24    5    4:56    2:38    4   17:57    1:55    9   13:01
    7    56    27 Betty Jo Conner          43 Orlando              FL   40:47    7    5:05    2:35   13   20:28    1:05    3   11:35
    8    58    13 Laura Billiris           40 Safety Harbor        FL   40:55    1    4:03    2:51   12   20:25
    9    60    96 Judy Scavino             42 Wesley Chapel        FL   41:05   14    5:37    2:31    7   19:42
   10    61     3 Kim Agresti              44 Clearwater Beach     FL   41:19   10    5:24    2:00    9   19:47    1:15    7   12:54
   11    75    56 Vanessa Hom              40 Brandon              FL   42:18                         5   18:23
   12    82    72 Sonja Lonadier           43 Ocala                FL   42:40    6    4:57    2:07   10   19:53
   13    95    67 Trista Kuhn              40 New Port Richey      FL   43:42   13    5:30    4:27    8   19:43    1:52    5   12:13
   14    99    35 Michelle Eliason         40 Tampa                FL   43:49   11    5:24    2:57   15   20:46
   15   100    71 Ellen Little             42 Palm Bay             FL   43:52    3    4:47    1:50   16   21:21
   16   103     8 Laura Bagshaw            41 Toronto              ON   43:57                        17   21:46    1:08    8   12:55
   17   113    63 Linda Knight             42 Fort Meade           FL   44:55   12    5:24    2:13   11   20:17
   18   138    82 Ruby Nieuwendam          42 Tampa                FL   50:34   16    6:04    7:19   19   24:08    1:04    4   12:01
   19   141    19 Josee Campbell           43 Temple Terrace       FL   50:48   15    6:03    3:51   18   22:42    1:47   10   16:27
   20   151     2 Ann Adair                43 Tampa                FL   59:34    9    5:21    4:31   20   25:49    2:07   11   21:47
   21   153    76 Kelli Moore              40 Anthony              FL 1:11:06   17    8:38    3:42   21   34:32    2:02   12   22:15

What does all of this mean? Let's take a look at the breakdowns. In the first column, I finished in 20th place in my age/gender group. Overall, I was 151st out of 153 competitors. The next column was my bib number (2), then name, age, city, state. My total time was 59:34. I'm happy that I beat my St. Anthony's time, and got in under an hour, especially with the hideous run in the loose sand. On to the good stuff! I totally rocked my swim, coming in at 5:21 and in 9th place (although some of the splits were lost, I still finished strong!)!!! Yes! T1 was TERRIBLE. 4:31! I got to T1, rinsed off my feet (and here's where it went bad) I thought about going sockless. Mistake. Couldn't get the shoe on, so I grabbed my socks, and put them on wet feet, then put my shoes on. Ugh. Bike gloves wouldn't go on easily, either. It was so aggravating to lose so much time there. After the 25:49 bike, I was in 20th place. I think I could've done better on the bike. T2 was too slow. I could've done better there. The ranking for the run (and the swim) is not accurate because there was a malfunction with the split timer and they lost some of the split results. I'm clearly still in 20th place. The 1.2 mile run was a whopping 21:47 because over half of it was on loose sugar sand. I walked a great deal of it because I was afraid I would twist my ankle.

Overall, I'm very pleased with my performance! I did incur some injury to my right plantar fascia and strained my left ankle during the run. I'm not happy about that, but I wasn't expected a sand run at all. I probably would've gone barefoot had I known. I'm totally happy with my swim. Clearly not my weakest area. I need to really work on my run and my transitions. I need to remember NO THINKING in the transitions. Don't second guess my decisions.

I've already signed up for another super-sprint distance triathlon at my YMCA next month! I'm already training for it!

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Triathlon this Saturday… really?

Posted by iwanttodothat on May 18, 2010

Oh, man. I’ve fallen and I can’t get up. Help!

I am seriously struggling with my eating and exercising plans. I’m thinking about how I can come up with the cash to go back to Maggie.

I have not been training at all. I’ve joined T3 – Tampa Tri Team – at my YMCA, and I’ve yet to make it to a workout. I’m planning to go to a swim workout Thursday morning, but it’s almost as if the planets need to be aligned for me to get there.

I’ve missed fencing for 3 weeks now. That’s a symptom of my greater problem of lack of motivation. I feel like I haven’t moved forward for months, and I don’t like that. My eating is not good. My stomach feels totally out of whack and I just don’t feel great.

The past couple of weeks my family’s life has been completely disrupted by having our house foundation stabilized. We have sinkhole activity under the house, and so we’ve had a ton of activity involving our house this week. This has, in turn, put a major cramp in our eating. The last thing I want to do is grocery shop, cook, and clean with all of this mess and stress all around me.

I’m also feeling frustrated and derailed by my frenemies. I know that I need to just block them out of my head and ignore their influence, but on the flip side, I’m trying to stick to program to hopefully influence them. I’m not ready to give up on them just yet, but they aren’t making it easy.

I will be posting pictures and a recap of the triathlon next week… if I survive!

On a more positive note, Biggest Loser is on tonight!

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