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Steve Saunders: Introduction

Posted by stesaunde on Dec 11, 2008 8:03:03 AM


It's hard to believe I'm really going to be in a triathlon.  Just thinking of all of the training we're going to be doing is painful but I can't wait to be in shape.  I went running with Javier last night so it's looking like it's on!



Swimming will be a big jump for me as I don't know any fast strokes and have always had trouble timing breathing in the water.  I haven't swam a mile since scout camp and that was doing back stroke.


The biking and running shouldn't be too much of a jump for me although I have not actively done either one of them for some time.  Of course, I've never been in a road race on a bike before or in a 10k run for that matter.  I ran a marathon 3 years ago with my cousin and I've been talked in to a couple of 5ks.  Other then that a jog a quarter and a bike ride every couple of weeks are about all I get in exercise wise in addition to weekly sports.


My exercise over the summer consisted of Ultimate Frisbee and Basketball.  Then I injured my finger playing basketball and haven't really exercised consistently for a couple of months.  Not that I was in that great of shape before hand ... I've been slowly building up a gut since the marathon.


I've never been into weights.  I've always just done push-ups and sit-ups once a day.  Problem is I've stopped doing them over the last year (hence the gut).  I was never perfect at the push-ups and sit-ups before but we're talking like once a month now.   So basically, I'm feeling pretty pathetic.



In high school, I ran cross country and worked at a bike shop.  Of course, back then I didn't really have to prepare much to be competitive.  I just went and did it.  Last night we ran our second mile in around 8 minutes and I was winded - and that's all we ran was  2 miles:)



Now I'm 33, still single and out of shape.  It's time for me to get in shape and to stay in shape.  I'm hoping this triathlon will help me do just that.






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