Saturday, March 13, 2010

Triathlons

apparently, they take a long while to train for...
I signed up for one in September - olympic distance (0.9 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 10k/6.2 mile run)
Will be racing against my boss/mentor, at least one patient, and a relay team of 3 of my co-workers (they will each do one leg of the race)

This is my first tri ever... how exciting
I think this will give me a much better appreciation of this aspect of human performance.
The problem is I have committed at least 6 hours per week for training which also includes travel time to pools and plenty of time planning out my attack of this event.
Riding the bike indoors for now while the weather is not fantastic saves me some time because I get to catch up on shows that I would watch anyway like House, MD or 30 rock, etc.
It is a time struggle more than anything, my body feels back to normal, now to get it better than ever...

PS, I did go skiing for the first time in my life 2 weekends ago and had a great time, picked it up pretty quickly, would love to go back but the snow seems to be all melting... I was certainly able to appreciate how easy it is for traumatic injuries to happen. A good percentage of my patients had skiing injuries. I was fortunate enough to master the fall and escape injury free. Although from over utilizing the beginner form of stopping some may call the "pizza" I had a lot of soreness through my hip internal rotators and adductors.

1 comment:

Ben said...

Good luck on the Tri Bo! I have a friend that did a half Ironman as her first ever. I myself have only done bike/run type events. Should be a blast! Let us know how it goes.