Sunday, January 11, 2009

You're what?!?

That would be a typical reaction I get when I tell most people I'm training for a triathlon.  You should see their face when I tell them that I'm also going to run a marathon and bike 200 miles!

What you are reading will be my way of keeping myself on track to get myself motivated.

Since I was a teenager I've thought it would be cool to do a triathlon.  I ran cross country for a few years, and got around town by bike.  Swimming will be my crutch.  I can't seem to swim for more than 25 meters at a time.  So for the sprint tri coming up in May 400m will be a challenge. For Christmas, though, my excellent wife got me a year membership to a gym with a pool. Combine that with the goggles from my parents and i'm set.  So this week I start the laps.  Wish me luck!

So, to get started, how was last week?  The week started off really good.  I felt great while running and even ran a crazy hill on Monday.  By Thursday the workouts just weren't happening.  By Saturday my legs felt like lead and I just couldn't get moving.  I did about 2 miles of my planned 6 miles and had to stop.

Total miles for the week:
Run: 9.45 miles
Bike: 6 miles

Goals for this week:
Run: 15 miles
Bike: 30 miles
Swim: 1 hour


  1. Swim Daddy Swim!
    Bike Daddy Bike!
    Run Daddy Run!

  2. Good job...jwblog?! We've got to come up with a better name than that!

  3. you're amazing! keep up the good work bro!