Two short months after Carter popped out of the oven and Julie is already running again. When she was pregnant she decided to set a goal to run the Parkie’s 5k Race and she did it! This weekend she ran this race with our friend Jen and got a 29.19.
Carter and I watched from the roadside and cheered her on. Actually I did all the cheering while Carter just did some sleeping. Here’s a video from the beginning of the race.
I’m getting excited, only 7 more days! This will be my second attempt at the Naperville Triathlon and I’m trying to beat my 1:26:41 time I got last year. I’m feeling pretty good this year even with all the other things I’ve had going on. I was concerned that my new wiggle monster (baby) was going to destroy my training, but thanks to my loving wife it wasn’t affected as bad as I thought.
I wrote in my previous post about my splits and posted some pictures of the race last year.
This year’s plan:
I need to get further up in the queue to swim. This should help me avoid all the traffic I was swimming with last year and should drop 30 seconds off that split.
I’ve been doing a lot more training on the bike this year on an actual road bike. Last year I did the race with a mountain bike, so by switching to a road bike I should see a good drop in my bike time.
Finally, the run. Not really any new strategy here, I’m just going to try and stay alive. I’ll be putting a lot more calories in my diet this week to try and store up some energy for this final leg of the race.
This year is going to be full of Firsts! Last night we took Carter on his first walk and of course I brought along the camera. It wasn’t very eventful, but he still seemed to like it. The fresh air was probably a nice change from the bubble we’ve been keeping him in. I think we’re going to try and take him out every night as long as its not too hot.
It’s that time again, Naperville Triathlon time! Last year was the first time I attempted a triathlon and I ended up having a ton of fun. Julie and I trained hard that summer and ended up doing really well. Training this year is a little different, Julie is out of the picture since she has a kid in your belly. Even though she hasn’t been working out with me she has been very supportive. For a graduation present she bought me an awesome road bike. This will definitely help improve my bike time since I used my freaking mountain bike last year. The new bike alone should bring my time down, but hopefully my increased effort in running and my natural (like Micheal Phelps) ability in swimming will get my time down under 1:20.