Sunday, 24 August 2008

Exhausted, Exhilarated, Ecstatic

Saturday's alarm clock went off at the usual 5:30 a.m., I was up and raring to go for my try "Try-a-Tri".

Bags were packed, cooler was loaded, bike was racked and off I went.

My Half Iron friend Anne had graciously donated and dedicated her day to get me "Tri ready", even if it meant that she gave up her 80K bike distance to plunk around with out of shape me.

Of course, we started with "the swim",

Try-a-Tri distances are:

200 metre swim,

15K bike

3K run(they've just switched if from a 5K)


(*here we are just Goofing around*)

We hit the water and swam 300 metres.....front crawl, OMG.....I did it, then, up a huge hill from the Madawaski River to our "transition area".....hahahaha, note to self, this in NOT what the real transition area will be like...I think I'll need to bring my lounger chair!







(*yes, that is my Ruby Red, Second Hand Rose, who will be affectionately known as RRR*).











Glam shot before 34K


After the 34K bike, we headed back to "transition" and got ready for the run...I'm sure if I could ever stop laughing, I'd not be half bad! (that's a joke folks).

Run completed, back to the river for a swim!!

*coming to ketcha*

Today, Sunday, was our 18k LSD, however, this Chickie was a little tired and I have to admit, with the heat close to high noon, I did feel a little woozy when we got to 16K. That was enough for me, since I have over 45 minutes to drive home. Sixteen out of eighteen kilometres was good enough....

This weeks agenda, Monday and Wednesday swim, Thursday run.

I would just like to say a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all of you for your comments in my last post! Thank YOU so very, very much!! You have no idea how much your support and kind words mean to me, all of YOU, thank you.

I'll close with a comment that actually made me cry (I know, I'm such a wimp).

"yes..there might be tan lines...yes, the feet might be white, but inside the shirt that smells of sweat and probably smells like bike grease beats the heart of the lion...", Thank you John.

Saturday the TRI! Woooo Hoooo!

Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily

30 comments:

bluecolnago said...

uh oh....

you're starting to take the tri thing seriously ;)

enjoy it! have a blast!

Nat said...

Wow. I got tired just reading that. It was stupid muggy today. I struggled through my 8-miler as well. Same issue walked the last mile.

It's really starting to frustrate me.

Nat said...

Oh and well done on your mock try-a-tri... love the shot of you too in your bathing suits.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Sounds like a good time was had by all...

teacherwoman said...

Nice job on your mock tri! Wahoo!

teacherwoman said...

Nice job on your mock tri! Wahoo!

Jess said...

Nice job on your mock tri! I think you're ready for the real thing!

AddictedToEndorphins said...

Very very cool! You're going to kick the crap outta your tri.

In other news, we need to get in touch about the Scotia race!

Couldn't figure out how to e-mail you sooo...

tigrrruns at gmail dot com

(I know its early but I go back to school next week!)

Anonymous said...

great.. love the google eyes.. in the swim suit. You're a riot a minute!

HUGS]
T

BeachRunner said...

Great post and great job. You are soooo ready.

Groover said...

Sooooo good to read your post. John's comment is very touching. And he is right. :-) Keep it up.

Close up photo of RRR please! :-)

Carly said...

Nice job trying the tri! You are going to do great in your race. I love the pictures! You look so happy and in your element.

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Carly said...

^^^^^ sorry that was me.

Michelle J said...

Just wonderful!! Try the tri, i like that but you know you rocked the tri!!!

Here is my running blog:

http://runningdowndreams.wordpress.com/

and i know your not ignoring me!! I am glad you found me and commented!!!

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Tanya said...

Fantastic job-you go girl! The pics are great!

*aron* said...

soooo fun! awesome job you are doing GREAT!!!

Marlene said...

Looks like you are more than ready for the "try" - great job!

Wes said...

Excellent job!! You are tri-ready!! Bring.it.on :-)

Meg said...

Nice job on your tri, it looks like you had a blast doing it! Thanks for your encouraging comments on my last long run! It's great to hear that from someone that's been there!

Vickie said...

I think you are going to do great! Just be sure to relax, especially on the swim. It will be easier if you aren't panicked before you start. And if you do panic some, just tread water until you get your breathing under control. Or hang on to something if available. It should be a fast workout!

Nitmos said...

You are already a champ. Now go take your victory lap in the race.

The Happy Runner said...

Fantastic! It sounds like you are really ready -- can't wait for the race report.

Good luck!!!

Marcy said...

YOU ARE THE CUTEST!!! I LOVE IT! You know, you always look like you're having such a Blast!! ;D

Sunshine said...

Very impressive!! Best wishes for your week's agenda.
Thanks for your comments.

Vava said...

Nice work! Though I am confused on the distances; you seen to be going longer than the Try-a-Tri requires! Either way, that's awesome stuff!

Steve Stenzel said...

YEA! Nice tri!!! Enjoy the one next weekend!!!

Viv said...

Way to mock up a tri...You are going to be uber prepared for this coming weekend. Best of luck, I will be thinking of you! Will look forward to the reprt.

Mendy said...

Woo Hoo girl! You're ready for this tri. I'm so happy for you and looking forward to reading all about your experience. Good luck and most importantly - have fun!