This is my journey from couch to athlete.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Going with the flow

There hasn't been much to write about lately. Training has been really good! It looks like everything is working as planned. Now I can run faster and maintain a lower heart rate. It's a great way to see my progress and know that I'm fitter now than I was 6 weeks ago. Training is light over Christmas - still 5 days but shorter workouts. I'm trying to recover and refresh as much as possible because I think January is going to be tough.

We're in the market for a treadmill now. It's tough to get all of the workouts in so the more I have at home the easier it is. Every year I figure I have what I need for tri so it should get less expensive but it seems like the more you have, the more you need. I guess you can't put a price on your health or that feeling of crossing the finish line.

Starting to think about the goal time for Great White North but I don't feel ready to set it just yet. The original goal was just to come in under 8 hours, but I think that is selling myself short. Some of my friends are throwing around numbers like 6:40. I think that might be a little ambitious and I don't want to feel disappointed if I'm not that fast. I'm thinking an hour off would be fantastic, so I'll be happy with 7:30 and really happy if I'm under 7:20. But I'll see how training goes to get a better idea of what is realistic.

With it being the end of 2006 right away, I wanted to take a minute and thank everyone that has followed my progress, offered advice and encouragement!!! 2006 was an amazing year for me. Cheers to 2007.


  • At 3:19 PM, Blogger eastglen77 said…

    screw 6:40 kerry.....think finishning strong, but 6 hours flat doesn't seem out of the question!



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