Thursday, May 26, 2011

Three things Thursday

1. I just completed a 6 km (3.7mi) run in the rain. I always think it's going to suck running in the rain, but it's usually very pleasant. This time, I headed out, ran about 100 metres, turned around and came back for a jacket. Then after about 1 km, I was too hot, so I tied it around my waist. One of these days, I'll get better at dressing for the temperature and trust myself even when I'm a bit cool at the start.

2. Speaking of the weather, my first triathlon is now 9 days away, and I'm starting to check the long term forecast. Really, it's a little obsessive and a lot silly. 9 days is way too far away to trust any forecast. I'm hoping for a nice rain free, warm, but not too warm day. Anybody have some pull with Mother Nature?

3. Speaking of my first triathlon, I won't be the first triathlete in my family. Spud is also doing a triathlon that day, and his heat is about 2.5 hours before mine. Before anyone thinks I'm pushing my kid too much, let me just say that he loves it and is super excited. For his age group (under 8, though he's only 4), he'll be doing a 25 metre (with life jacket) swim, 800 metre (with training wheels) ride, and 250 metre run.


  1. My kids have been doing triathlons since they were 3 or 4, too!! I think it is AWESOME that Spud is joining in.

  2. Oh my ....that means my first tri of the season is only 9 days away.... Keeping fingers crossed for good weather all over.

    Go Spud!

  3. 1. You are hardcore! I did my run on the treadmill!

    2. How is your first tri only 9 days away? It was yesterday that you were learning to swim! I am so excited for you and I hope for the most amazing weather. When I did Vulcan it snowed... that will not happen to you.

    3. That is great that Spud is going to do the triathlon too! I love watching the little kids! That race is the one that made me realize that I can/wanted to do triathlons. If little 4 year olds could, I had no excuse!!

  4. My kids never had training wheels ...

    That article suggests scooters - another trick is take off the pedals on their first bike - just keep them on level ground to learn.