Not only was it going to be a hilly course; the heat was

Nina Lovel

The timing was great for me, because in a moment of insanity I had made an annual check up appointment for the Monday morning after Thanksgiving. Surprise surprise: my weight was up.In an attempt to distract my kind doctor from that issue, I mentioned that I was entering a contest to do the NYC Triathlon, and Iasked if she thought I was healthy enough to do it.I have to hand it to her if she rolled her eyes, it was so subtle that I didn’t notice it. She allowed that since I had recently completed two uneventful 5K races, I would probably be fine to do a triathlon (not that she really believed I would do it).Tri Challenge: Paying it forwardThese two months since the NYC Tri have gone by as quickly as the six that preceded it, because life is well, just so different now.First of all, I have never stopped moving. I did rest for a week following NYC, but soon I was back to swimming, biking and running nearly every day, because I felt so good I did not want to lose any of the fitness I had worked so hard to attain. Also, not only my body, but my APPETITE had become accustomed to that high level of activity, so stopping was never an option.Tri Challenge: Life as a triathleteI did it, I really did it! I completed the NYC Triathlon, to the very best of my ability, and my homecoming week has been spectacular! The memories and emotions of this life changing event will generate more than one blog, but right now I want to re live the technical and physical highlights, starting with canada goose outlet germany the days leading up to the event.Each of us in the 6 Pack had local trainers, coaches that became friends along the way. The plan that my coach John gave me was simple, practical, and worked perfectly into my lifestyle. Each Sunday he e mailed canada goose outlet uk review me a schedule of swim/bike/run workouts to do for the week. The activities were staggered, and I had freedom to switch them up if needed, but the easiest thing for me was to just do what https://www.fabulalitera.de he prescribed. We trained together at times, and he led me on my first 5 mile run and my first 20 mile bike ride.For 6 Pack, a landmark dayThey did it! CNN Sixpack, Joaquin Brignoni, Stasia Cirricione, Kendrick Henley,, Kas Seerla, and Scott Zahn, are officially triathletes after successfully completing the Nautica New York City Triathlon on Sunday, as part of the Fit Nation 2011 Triathlon Challenge. to be shuttled over to the race site. It was canada goose outlet legit pouring rain and a little chilly but nothing could dampen the morning excitement. All finished the race, with canada goose 3xl uk Joaquin Brignoni coming in first for the 6 Pack.Tri Challenge/Nina: A thousand changesSince January, six iReporters have been training in the Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge. We’re following along as they prepare to compete alongside Dr. Sanjay Gupta in the August 7 Nautica NYC Triathlon. ET Saturday and Sunday. Watch the culmination of our team trainingWell my bags are packed and in the car, ready canada goose outlet in usa for an early morning drive to the airport, where my next task will be to conquer NYC! I have saved writing this until the last minute in order to savor the memories the last six months of my life for as long as possible. I have made thousands of precious memories that I will relish till the day I die. Some of the memories are foggy, perhaps because I was slightly hypoxic when they were made. But many are what I call “glass dome moments” those happy, glowing moments in your life that are so pleasant that you canada goose jacket uk want to cover them with a glass dome to preserve them forever. FULL POSTTri Challenge: Breathe deeply to conquer wet suit anxietySince January, six iReporters have been training in the Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge. We’re following along as they prepare to compete alongside Dr. Sanjay Gupta in the August 7 Nautica NYC Triathlon.Well here we are, staring down less than two weeks until we jump into the Hudson River! Wet suits are allowed for this race as long as the water temp is below 78F, and because the water temp has not reached this level in the history of the NYC Tri, we 6 Packers have all included wet suit swims in our training.We swam in them several times while in Hawaii in April, including the mini tri we did on our last day there. That swim did not go well for me, and I cheap canada goose have come to decide that it was due to “wet suit anxiety.” Frankly, I have more anxiety about the swim than I have admitted to myself and others.The first time I put on my wet suit in Hawaii (actually it was the second time; the first time we all put them on backwards and had to start over), I was comfortable swimming in it in the ocean. But on the day we did our mini tri, something changed, and I found myself hyperventilating on the swim. I think I had started out swimming too fast, got winded, and then blamed the tight fit of the wet suit for not being able to catch my breath when actually I couldn’t catch it because I was hyperventilating.Tri Challenge: I ran my first 10K at 58Since January, six iReporters have been training in the Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge. We’re following along as they prepare to compete alongside Dr. Sanjay Gupta in the August 7 Nautica NYC Triathlon.One year ago canada goose outlet on July 4, I could not run for 90 seconds without being exhausted. This year on July 4, I ran my first 10K: the 42nd annual Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta. The operative word here is ran. I actually ran the entire course without any walking! I was exactly 58 1/2.It had been my goal to do that, but knowing that the course was hilly (one section is affectionately billed as “Cardiac Hill”), I was not at all sure that it would happen. Not only was it going to be a hilly course; the heat was oppressive. Last year’s starting temp was 66 degrees; this year’s was 73, with sock soaking humidity.Last July 4 was quite different, however, and that has everything to do with why I am here today.Tri Challenge: A view from the kayakBy now, with less than six weeks of training left before the Nautica New York City Triathlon most of us “six’ers” the six iReporters chosen to compete alongside Dr. Sanjay Gupta have completed at least one multi sport event as part of our training. I was seeking one as well, and was happy to learn of an Olympic distance triathlon scheduled for early June that was right here in my hometown of Rome, Georgia.

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