June 13, 2009

Triathlon....I'm not so sure....

So I was reviewing my list of 'new year resolutions' and one of them was to compete in a triathlon. I get online and start searching for the shortest one (I'm weak sauce I know...). 3.1 mile run, 12 mile bike ride and I think a 1 mile swim. Biking...check, swimming....check but running....I'm not so sure.

Give me a dance camp for 3 hours and I'll go non-stop no problem but running for 10 minutes makes me want to die and say bad words so...what do I do?? Any advice on how I can become an avid runner?? I'm pretty determined to compete in this but I don't want to go in unprepared and die.....

7 comments:

lizzyjean88 said...

Woman I am the EXACT same way! We should go run together! Work out buddies are great motivation!

Cason and Marie said...

I'm not an avid runner by any means...but you really just have to keep doing it. Start out by running one mile, then on your next run push yourself a little further, and then three miles and pretty soon you'll be able to do a marathon!! That's something I definitely need to work on. Honestly you will probably hate running at first but don't give up. You start to like it!! Once you stop its hard to start back up. That's me right now. AFter my half marathon, I hate running. I've only ran once since. Good luck!!1

Jeff and Anna too! said...

I hate running. I'm short, my legs are short... I don't go very fast. But after I start running and do it for a few weeks, and find myself being able to go farther and farther it's the craziest thing.. my body started to like, crave running. Try listening to music. Try finding a LOOP to run in-that way you don't see the same thing twice and you can't just stop and turn around as easy. Get a friend to go with you!!! Cause then you can't not go-commit to once a week or every two weeks cause trying to put two peoples schedules together is hard. Then make those days the days you run the farthest. Gives you something to work up to. Blahblah hope this helps! I committed to doing a triathlon/half marathon on my blog and two people said they'd do it with me-only they're serious and I was kinda serious.. so now I HAVE to!!!

The Murphy's said...

Kiley decided to run cross country this fall with Danny. Well, Kiley is not a strong runner and as her mother I do not want to discourage her so I am trying to be supportive. Kiley truly runs like a "girl" ask Adam he may remember. Anyway, her coach has her on a schedule where this week she will start training by running for 10 minutes Mon, Wed, Frid, and then it will keep increasing. I really hope it works for her because I know when I was younger I really enjoyed it once I learned how to run. If I could do it anyone can! I think it is great that you are striving to complete your goals. Keep up the good work!

kendra said...

maranda just do what they do in baseball and say that you're injured and then just have someone else run for you(preferably a kenyan) works like a charm-

Wilde ones said...

Music - get music on your mp3 player that you cannot stand still to. Music with a great beat makes all the difference when you are running.

Amanda said...

I can't endorse this program too much, because I only did it for like a week and a half... but it worked well for that long at least! I don't have the exact name in front of me... but I'll send it to you when I find it. Anyway. The point of the program is to run and walk for 30 minutes 5 times a week, slowly increasing the amount of time you run while decreasing the amount of time you walk. For example, the first few days you walk a minute and then run a minute for 30 minutes. Then you step up to running two minutes and walking a minute for 30 minutes... and so on... until you're eventually running for 30 minutes straight. I liked it because it's easier for me to measure time instead of distance :)

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