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Triathlon Training: Coming Down the Home Stretch

Triathlon Training: Coming Down the Home Stretch

 

 

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In early May, I made the decision to participate in the 2011 Danskin Triathlon in Webster, MA.  This is an annual event that draws thousands of women around New England.  It is a huge fund raiser for breast cancer research, and also celebrates those who are survivors of cancer.  Women of all ages and abilities join in to challenge themselves.

This triathlon consists of a 1/2 mile swim, 12 mile bike, and 3 mile run.  This is considered a Sprint triathlon, the shortest of various triathlon races.

My race is on July 24, and that means this week is the home stretch.  This is one of the most difficult parts of training, because you are supposed to rest your body in preparation for the race.  Light workouts are advised; however, the temptation is to ramp up the training in the hopes of gaining a little extra strength and speed.

I came late to the training this year, and with only two solid months of preparation under my belt, I'm just starting to feel like I've established a solid baseline for the race.  So it will be slow and steady for me; if I can finish somewhere between 90 and 120 minutes, I'll be doing great.  Wish me luck!

 

 

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Kathryn Acciari, RSPS, SRS, RESE, CFA

Century 21 MetroWest
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Westborough MA 01581

Serving the Route 9/20 Corridors of Central Massachusetts
Sturbridge to Westborough

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Comment balloon 8 commentsKathryn Acciari • July 18 2011 07:02AM

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Kathryn - congrats! I did my first sprint tri 7/9/11 and I too, was a bit late to the training. Let us know how you do and enjoy it!
Posted by Carol Zingone, Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty) over 7 years ago

Carol:  That is fantastic!  Are you going to keep up with your training?

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Best of luck to you and congratulations on your commitment! We'll be looking for your post :)

Posted by Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA (Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN) over 7 years ago

Lee and Carol:  Thank you for your well wishes.  Four days until showtime.

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Kathryn, way to go on participating in a triathlon! With it being a fund raiser is even better!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 7 years ago

Thank you, Joan.  Your support means a great deal to me!

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Kathryn -- I wish you the best of luck and admire you for your strength and commitment. I hope the temperature comes down a bit.  Stay hydrated!

Posted by Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale (RealtyQuest/Kinard Realty Group, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Barbara:  Thank you!  It was a great day - humid but we had a lot of cloud cover.  And I had a blast!

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) over 7 years ago

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