Sunday, March 29, 2009

Group Run

I had another group successful run with the Visalia Tri Group today. I seem to amaze people while training for event. The run was a small 3.1 mile training route with some climbing. Afterwards, it was off to the gym for a brief swim.

Here's next weeks schedule:

Monday- Weight training and swim
Tuesday- 25 mile bike ride
Wednesday- Weight training and swim
Thursday- off
Friday- Run and bike
Saturday- Off
Sunday- Visalia Triathlon.

Friday, March 27, 2009

A Weekly Workout

Monday- Off. Study for Human Anatomy test
Tuesday- Same as Monday
Wednesday- Weight training with Steve. It was a great workout. We worked on upper and lower body positions. In addition, I swam a few laps at the gym.
Thursday- Off. See my last blog before this one.
Friday- I went to the gym to do workouts on the elliptical and swam 8 laps around the pool. Now, I'm getting ready to ride.
Saturday- 25 mile ride with Kings County Cyclists
Sunday- Run with Visalia Tri Club

I want to end this posting with an online triathlon/fitness coach that I met on Twitter:
"Be greatful that you have the resource to train when more than half the population of the world are merely getting by and trying to survive."

Thursday, March 26, 2009


I could have went to the gym today and attended a spin class, but I had a last minute call to substitute teach at a local elementary school. My financial wallet would greatly appreciate it, but not my body. After teaching, I'm off to my regular 40 hour week job, then home to do my studies. So much for not exercising! I know my body will regret it later! AGH!!!

Monday, March 23, 2009


I got into Twitter, a new online social network. It's better than MySpace, Facebook, Friendster, or Xanga. People can say whatever they want rather than leaving comments on a site. Check it out!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spring Fling Duathlon

Through rain and sleet, the annual Spring Fling Duathlon was held in Fresno, California to kick off the triathlon season. Organizers had to redesign the course because of weather conditions. Instead of the proposed route of 4 mile run, 16 mile bike, 2 mile run, the bike portion was cut by six miles. I was able to finish in 2 hours and 12 minutes, placing 7th in my age division.

Spring Fling Duathlon Results Age 30-39

1 Felicia Gomez39 1:03:31
2 Shelly Lynn 38 1:14:27
3 Sheila Castro 38 1:20:06
4 Jamie Martin 32 1:41:05
5Jennifer Sano 35 1:47:10
6 Stacey Brownell 34 1:54:10
7 Melanie Tatco 30 2:12:18

A lesson learned from this event was focus, persistence, cleanliness, and organization. Persistence is the key to success. Cleanliness is not part of the athletic agenda (At the beginning of the race, I had once clean shoes which is now filled with mud... AGH!!). A disorganized transition resulted in my "lapsed" time. Lastly, focus and determination will lead to cheers at the finish line.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Constant Paranoia

I wish there was a remedy that resolves all problems of the world. My ongoing dilemma is finishing last at any event. With all do respect, I do train really hard. However, preparing for an event seems to be more of a psychological issue to me. If you read the Aug. 2008 issue of my blog entitled "My Biggest Fear," it will explain.

I know I can do anything once I am focused. It's a matter of overcoming the obstacles that lies ahead.

A Blah Workout

I spent nearly an hour and a half at the fitness center today training for my next event. Typically, I feel excited about exercising, however, my hectic schedule has taken the downturn. I burned over 200 calories in the elliptical and did some weight training with some sadness. Afterwards, I went home and crashed. So much for a fun day.....

Friday, March 13, 2009

Anatomy 101

Throughout my nursing studies, I have been able to study the body and its functions. Often times, people have a false misconception that everybody was born with different bones. This seems to be a common trend of what people are saying about others. What they do not realize is that we are all have the same type of body. It's a matter of how you use it.

The key of how to maintain order in your body is how you take care of it. Trust me, you'll need it in the future.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Blossom Bike Ride

The Blossom Bike Ride is an annual event sponsored by the Reedley Lions Club. It consists of a metric (65 mile) and 45 mile route. Local cyclists reunite as they enjoy the scenic view of Kings National Forrest. In addition, the route serves as a training ground for century training. Let me remind you, it has very little terrain.. Also, the weather suggested rain, but mother nature was nice to us!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A 2 Mile Ride

After days of not exercising, I had the urge to go on the bike. What can I say? I had a major biology test early this week and needed my Rx drug to calm me down. I admit, I was experiencing the early case of high blood pressure for the last week and a half. (For the record, I DON'T HAVE HBL!)..... All I needed was a half hour of my time to exercise. I was able to accomplish that today. I hopped on my bike and went on a 2 mile ride. Boy does it feel good!

Now, time to train!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Keep on Climbing

It has been less than two weeks since I last rode my bike. Although I am not up to my original form, I still maintained a constant speed at 15 miles per hour. Oh, need I say the route was 30 miles with a few thousand feet of climbing? Not bad for an individual who has had limited time training for an event.....