Currently training for the Danskin sprint Tri in Palm Springs October 9th. It is 1/2 mile swim, 12 mile bike ride, and a 5K. When I told my people they said I was crazy and that I don't know how hard it will be and that I couldn't do it. Seriously.
That made me a little nervous. Thus, I got myself a coach because I figured I could use one. She put me on some type of zone training where I train in certain heart rate zones for a specified time. It seems to be working out ok.
Running and biking - I rock... swimming - oh man I suck. I have been doing lap swimming at a local 50 meter pool. The first day I asked the girl behind the counter how many laps make a mile distance and she said 32. I mentally have been building up to 16 laps nonstop to hit my 1/2 mile. THEN the other day someone told me 66 laps equal a mile in a 50 meter pool!! 33 laps non stop.. I am going to die. I tried to confirm this online but there is some confusion on what a lap is.. so I am still wondering.
Before I start harassing the local pool regs I thought I would poll you guys.. does anyone know-
1. Is a lap once across or across and back? and 2. Is a 1 mile in a 50 meter pool 32 or 66 laps?
This view was my reward after a long bike ride to Huntington Beach. :)
I can't believe it is almost September already!! The older I get the faster the time seems to go by! Did summer seem to fly by for you too??