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I'm going to Tri!

I've decided I would like to try and do the Danskin Women's Triathlon.  I'm not in tip top shape right now so I signed up for a training course to help me get ready for it.  I signed up with TriZones.  It started this week.  We've been discussing heart rate zones, running, beginning cycling and next week start on bike maintenance and swimming.  I'm a little intimidated by this whole concept but also really want to try to do it!!  There are lots of great women in the class and coaching and volunteering with the groups that are so supportive so that is helpful.


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imzadi
Apr. 2nd, 2009 05:52 am (UTC)
Excellent! It's not an easy course. Who is your main coach? I used to be an assistant coach with TriZones.
dragonbec
Apr. 2nd, 2009 01:19 pm (UTC)
My main coach is Jen Reinhart. The trizone owner Tracy has been out a few times to help and there are two team leaders/helpers Pam and Leah. I think Leah told me she knew you.

Though maybe you know Jen too, I was talking to my brother in law and he says he thinks she coached my sister in law with Texas Iron. Jen has done like 10 Ironmans, she's hardcore! I hadnt talked to Jen about who she knew yet.
shlay
Apr. 3rd, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
Yes, Julia knows Jen for sure. And I'm pretty sure she knows Leah, and I know she knows Pam. At least I think its Little Pam you are talking about. Little Pam is also on LJ as tripam
dragonbec
Apr. 3rd, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)
She was introduced as little Pam. I have seen that nick comment on things before.
imzadi
Apr. 5th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know Jen, Tracy, Leah and Pam(s)! Tracy and Jen have been long-time members of Austin Triathletes which used to be a huge, active organization. It's pretty dead now, unfortunately. Jen has also been in Texas Iron a long long time, and I've trained with Texas Iron a long time, too. Now she coaches, so she's often coaching my swims, or filling in when Jamie or Andrea or another coach can't. and I just love Leah. She used to be involved with the Austin Runners Club back when I was on the board and we both got along quite well there. I miss hanging out with her! She's also on livejournal, but I don't think she posts much anymore.

You'll have a lot of support and a ton of fun, I'm sure!
ashen_butterfly
Apr. 2nd, 2009 12:16 pm (UTC)
I think that is awesome!! Go You!!
(Anonymous)
Apr. 2nd, 2009 01:21 pm (UTC)
triathlons
I ran across your post about trying for a tri when reading "bananas in seattle". I am also a mom who is trying for her first tri in June. I'm currently keeping an interest blog, and am including triathlon related issues.
http://chroniclesofanita@blogspot.com
Good luck with your training!
sistrmoon
Apr. 2nd, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
great!:) I hope the training and tri goes well.
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