LiveFit Challenge Week 15: Leslie’s Update

Leslie Iles works in Radiology Services at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.

Six Aurora BayCare Medical Center employees have embarked on a wellness challenge that will change their lives forever! Over the next six months, these people will be coached, trained and transformed into triathlon-level athletes through the Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine Live Fit program.

On Tuesday, the Triathlon class did a mini-tri.  As I was walking through the YMCA parking lot my anxiety level shot through the roof.  I was a nervous wreck. Even changing in the locker room I was a wreck, I thought I was going to throw up.  Seriously, if I am starting to get like this now, what will I be like come race day.  I better get this in check!!
For the pool, we spent 30 minutes swimming and doing drills and then for 10 minutes we did a continuous swim.  That went pretty well except for when I pushed off my leg cramped, YIKES! That was an awful feeling but finally overcame it and was able to get back into my swim routine. We had a 5 minute transition, really not enough time to get dressed especially for those of us that need to wear a sports bra. Thankfully on race day, I will be swimming, biking and running in the same clothes.  We biked using spin bikes for 20 minutes and then ran 15 minutes outside.  The biking was fine but when I started to run I was having a hard time catching my breath.  Not sure what is going on so Junius and I will discuss at my personal training appointment.  
Overall, I think I did pretty well. My biggest issue is the running. I need to figure out what is going on with my breathing.
The countdown has begun….

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Whether you’re a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior, Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine’s experts will put you on top of your game. To start your customized training program, contact us at 920-288-5400.

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