Monday, April 25, 2011

The Final Countdown - Just about 2 weeks away

The big race is only about 2 weeks away. 

The Swim

I've had to breast stroke for years due to a high school shoulder injury.  Breast stroke was never an issue until I wanted to do long triathlons.  Doing this stroke the whole race would burn my legs out. 

Over the past couple of months I have taught myself how to freestyle.  The freestyle is coming along nicely.  I really need a swim coach but they cost way too much.  I can do the distance but my speed is nothing but average.  I should be fine here but I do not expect my time to be great.

If anyone has some great freestyle swim links please share them with me.  I particularly need help with the “pull” phase.

The Bike

My biking is coming along great.  56 miles on the bike is cake work for me now.  I’ve been riding with several B groups in my area and holding about a 20-22 mph average pace with sprints up to about 28mph.  I should be fine on the bike.  I will be happy when I finally get to jump on the bike.

The Run

Here is where I will tank.  The weather right now in FL is god awful hot.  Yesterday I “ran” 6 miles in mid 90’s heat.  It was harder then heck.  I do NOT run well running in such heat.  Unfortunately, the races run will be in the FL midday heat.  I think the temps will be in the 90’s with the humidity of a tropical rain forest.


  1. Good luck with the race! I don't know how you run in the Florida heat but I am sure you will do fine.

  2. I'm excited for you!!!! I've got not help as I suck at all 3 sports and will be doing my first HIM this year. But I'm betting you kill it!

    And I love the song!

  3. You have two weeks to acclimate to the heat, and that's all it takes. So--erase that negative attitude about your run. You'll be fine!

  4. Ugh! Running in that kind of weather is brutal, but you can do it. Sounds like you'll destroy on the bike, so you'll just have to focus on staying consistent when you start your run. One step at a time.

  5. 2 weeks?!!? crazy how fast time flies.

    Fo Sho.

  6. is decent swim website. As for the'll do great.