Thursday, July 10, 2008

Awesome Swim!

Today after work, I went swimming. I decided that I was going to swim as long as I could up to a maximum of 1000 meters (which is how long the leg in the triathlon will be). Anyway, I started off and was feeling very good, so I just kept going. I ended up doing the full 1000 meters without even stopping. I looked at the clock and it was 22:15. That is much faster than what I would have expected. I was very happy that I was able to do the full 1000 without stopping to rest. Very nice workout. After I finished the 1000 meters, I did a couple sprints (more like kind-of fast swims for me), then finished my workout.

I also ordered a new triathlon bike last night. I didn't think I was going to be able to afford one until next year, but after a huge project at work, I got about 30+ hours of overtime. So I was able to get one earlier than I planned. Anyway, I got a Motobecane 2008 Nemesis. This bike has a no-name frame, but the reviews of it were very positive. The components on it, however, are very good quality, so I think it will serve my needs just fine. I am very excited to get it and start training on it. I have greatly improved my speed since I got clipless pedals and biking shoes, and had my bike tuned up and the wheels trued. However, I can't seem to feel like the bike is holding me back. We'll see how it goes with it. By the way, the guy that tuned my bike did an excellent job and only charged me $25! That is an awesome price. Here's his website if anyone needs great bicycle work done and a very good price.


Gords said...

Very nice on the 1000 swim and on the new bike! Looks like you're getting serious! Keep it up man.

Justin said...

If you buy me one I'll ride with you...around the block that is. :)