Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Fitness in the family

T minus 5 days to the big race!  Woo!

Friday night, the hubby and I had the pleasure of hosting my step-dad, who was in town for a big track event. He was an awesome college runner and now coaches track and cross country at a high school near his home. It’s cool to have someone so knowledgeable about running in the family.

On Saturday, the hubby and I went to a couple’s wedding shower for one of his cousins. The hubby’s aunt is really into fitness and looks great, though she kept complaining about how old and unattractive she is. Bologna. She looks fantastic.

Anyway, my in-laws started talking about their ride at the 100 Grand that morning. Then, I was telling people that I’m doing a triathlon next weekend, and the whole family got into conversations about the intricacies of riding bicycles, how hard swimming is, similarities between riding bicycles and motorcycles… It was great to see such a large and varied group of people talking about fitness! And in the family, too. I love it!

Friday, June 4, 2010
Swim 1200
100 warmup, 8x25 sprints, 800 endurance, 100 cool down

Sunday, June 6, 2010
Bike 20 miles (approx. 76 minutes), Run 2 miles (15 minutes)
I rode 14 miles in about 51:30 at a pretty normal pace – working, but not uncomfortable. If I can pick up the pace just a little bit on the hilly race course, I’ll hit my 50 minute time goal and still have some legs left for running. At least that’s how it’s supposed to work. ;)


  1. Have a great week and good luck in the triathlon this weekend. It's been great watching you prepare for it and I'll be looking forward to the post race report next week.


  2. Love it! What a fun family topic.