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No Hudson Triathlon for Me

Posted by madtrippin on August 25, 2008

I’ve decided not to do the Triathlon in Hudson, WI next weekend.  I’ve gone almost two weeks without training due to having my parents in town from Florida and the acquisition of a puppy.  I’m still not all that confident in the swim, so I’ll just wait till next season to resume racing.  Swimming a couple times a week over the winter should really help me improve.

I am, however, still going to get in a couple of 5 and/or 10ks in.  I’ll be signing up for this year’s Turkey Trot in Chaska for sure, as my wife and kids have expressed interest.

I need to get back into the habit of working out.  I’m actually a little disappointed in myself for letting the workouts slide so badly.  I don’t think I’ll be going back to the 5 day a week format I was doing before and a couple weeks after the Chaska tri, but I think 3 days a week is doable until next tri season nears.

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Choosing My Second Triathlon

Posted by madtrippin on July 28, 2008

I want to do another tri before the season is over, but I’m feeling the need to get more training in (especially on the swim).  I also wanted a week off from the 5-6 workout per week routine I was doing coming up to the Chaska Tri.  Last week I only trained 2 days – 4 mile run, followed by weight training and a 10 mile bike through the same crazy hill country the Chaska tri went through.

I’ve tenatively made up my mind… I’m thinking I’ll be entering the St. Croix Valley Sprint Triathlon in Hudson, WI – slated for August 30th.  It’s another 1/3 mile swim, only 10 mile bike and 4 mile flat course run.  This will give me enough time to improve my swim so that I should be able to rock the comparitively easy bike and run portions.

I don’t think my boys – Ben and Michael – wouldn’t be accompanying me on this one, so I’ll be going it alone.  Michael lives out of state and Ben has a bum ankle that he was nursing all through training before the Chaska tri.  I’ll still have my family posse there though.

On a not-so-sidenote… Andy – a fellow tri’er (FAR more experienced than myself) – finished the Chisago Lakes Half Iron Triathlon in 6th place overall and 1st in his age group.  Congrats.

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