Saturday, January 21, 2012

Saturday Training session

Today was another training session with my friend Rose.  Except this time I went on ahead.  I knew it was going to be tougher than last week because today's session started with a 6km bike ride and then a 4km run straight after.  I've not done a bike ride and then a run straight after so didn't really know what to expect.  Except that perhaps I would feel half dead by the end of it.

The bike ride was a fairly pleasant ride from the Raumati Beach area down Marine Parade or something until we got to some or the other roundabout.  The weather was nice and it wasn't too breezy.  I managed to do the ride in 17 minutes 53 seconds and was the 4th person to arrive back at our meeting point. 

Then it was onto the run.  Or rather a run / walk for me.  I cannot run 4km without walking bits in between.  Have to say my legs felt rather wobbly coming off the bike and then having to start my run / walk.  Last week Rose and I did the run in 33 minutes and I was hoping I could do it faster, but mindful of the fact that I have just done a bike ride and haven't done 2 consecutive things just yet.  And so I felt more out of breath, but maintained a fairly good pace throughout and finished it in 26 minutes 30 seconds.

Am feeling rather pleased with myself. 

Today I have also finally taken the plunge and entered the Kapiti Women's Triathlon.  Rose did this last year and loved it and we've been talking about it for a while now and finally I have now entered (leaving me feeling rather scared to be honest).  My goal for the event will be to participate and finish it (no way will I ever win it) and as long as I'm not dead last then I will be happy. 

How is your Saturday going?  Are you doing anything special?


Sharon said...

Well done Lea, I couldn't do it!

Paul said...

You certainly are improving your fitness considerably! Good on you for entering Kapiti Women's Tri. The way you are training you should do well!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

WELL DONE! YOu are doing fabulous - gosh, to shave off a whole 7 minutes is fantastic.

what I wanted to say yesterday was your post made me cry - it's so beautiful to see how well you love your friends.

(I mean that in a good Christian way, of course :))

And are your love languages acts of service, gifts, or both?

Ellie said...

Wow, I'm very impressed - no way could I do that. I've just started going to the gym again - baby steps lol.