Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Done and done.

First: yearly fire department fitness test done. 06:38. A new PR. My training I have been doing helped immensely, to the point were I actually started to enjoy it and push harder. Took at least 1 min off last years time. It was only 06:38 mins, but it's a HARD 06:38 mins.

Second: it's getting uncomfortable close to my triathlon. Getting nervous and excited at the same time. I have been accomplishing race distances in all 3 disciplines without trouble - but not all 3 at the same time. Going to have to try and hit the pool a bunch these days off, which will be tough as we're supposed to be going camping.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Ups and Downs

I have to admit I started to slack off in May, and the beginning of June. Either that or April was just an exceptional month. I am still consistent at work, but not with the summer weather arriving, my days off are filled with family activities and I find it harder and harder to work out.

I did discover that loading the two youngest in the chariot and towing them around my normal circuit is a great hidden workout - especially during the long hills. Adds around 50 - 60 lbs.

I did my first Race Length Brick tonight, doing a 24km Bike (with some hill repeats) and then a 5km run (with some speed work). I have to admit I feel pretty good about it - I was able to handle it right to the end, and merely 4 months ago I would never have been able to attempt this. Heck, 10 mins on the treadmill and I was winded! I think I am at a point now where I have gained the confidence that I will finish the triathlon.

The yearly fitness/physical test has arrived. We were supposed to do it this morning, but had to reschedule for Sunday morning. I will tell you, that although you have 12 mins, and it usually only takes between 7 and 8, it is a BRUTAL test. Accomplishable, but not fun. The joys of being a Firefighter I guess.