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2.5 Weeks!
Jul 20, 2011 by Jill Lewandosky

How is the triathlon only 2.5 weeks away? I was so very ready when it was still 6 weeks away, it still seemed like we had so much time before race day at that point. Now I'm not sure I'm ready. We've been training hard. Tuesday group runs continue in Central Park at 6:30 despite the heat, we're mixing biking and running, we simulate race conditions by jumping in the pull and starting to swim with no wall push off, and we've hit the open water.

Yes, 2 weeks ago we traveled out to Coney Island for our open water swim practice with follow up run on the Boardwalk. It was like a field trip since I've never been to Coney Island. And it's actually quite peaceful at 7 am.

A few pictures to set the scene. We ran between the rocks, back and forth for an hour. Minor issues with the wetsuit, the number of people around me, and overall sense of panic. Which might be an issue since I've done this 3x before. Maybe it's not something I'll ever really be ready for. But I was not going to head back to shore. Not with all my donors behind me! Ok, so really I just didn't want to be the only one (though I know I wasn't alone, I discussed it with a fellow swimmer as we kept doing laps).

A nice quiet beach:

Ready (or not), we're all going in:

Post swim and run. No, I didn't opt for the Nathan's Chili Dog at 10 am. Though some of my teammates did!

I think we are ready. Sub 3 hours or bust! If I get a flat, that's all out the window, but will deal with that race day.

Dare I say it...Half Ironman in 2012?

Thank you again for all of your support!

8 Weeks Until Race Day!
Jun 05, 2011 by Jill Lewandosky

Eight weeks to go! We finished our 1st team brick yesterday with a 10 min run, an hour bike ride and a final 20 minute run. There must have been over 100 of us out at the Manhattan location.

Feeling good, but still feel like I have a way to go. More swimming and definitely more bike time.

And I need to work on that flat tire practice! I watched my 2nd "how to" yesterday after practice and think I now need to deflate that tire and give it a try at home. So if I can't get it back together, I can walk it up to the bike shop. I think 5 years of just saying a prayer before I take the bike out might...well, my time is coming, I can feel it. Practice makes perfect!

Almost 1/2 Way In
May 26, 2011 by Jill Lewandosky

After a week of no activity in California (not like I promised below!), I'm back in the swing of things. If I commit the planned activities to writing, maybe they are more likely to happen. Just a little blind swimming on Monday (eyes closed, which caused a near collision).

Sat 5/21: Group Bike (Harlem Hill in Central Park!)

Sun 5/22: Gym Circuit

Mon 5/23: Group Swim

Tues 5/24: Group Run (5.1 miles!)

Wed 5/25: CPK and Shake Shake Concrete (working on arm muscles)

Thurs 5/26: Plan is to Swim

Fri 5/27: Plan is to Bike (cycle class)

Sat 5/28: Plan is to hit the Group Bike

Thank you all for your support!

Building Our Base
May 05, 2011 by Jill Lewandosky

And we're 6 weeks in!

The training base has been laid (or that's what the coaches are telling us). Learning to focus on running on the balls of your feet (don't hit that payment with your heel, it's bad for you!), good swim technique with some basic drills, and feeling comfortable on the bike...all that good stuff.

There is nothing like circle swimming in a lane with 6 other people. But it's great to see so many other people there WAY on the Upper East Side at 8:30 on a Monday night, all training together. Yes, that's a 40 minute commute back home at 9:30 (don't worry, mom, it's safe!). This is when I'm glad to be in the middle of the pack, because the advanced group training is at 9:30 pm.

I'm off to California for a week, but am focused on getting some runs in just to stay in shape. Last weekend was the big 5 Boro Bike Tour, and while the pace was very slow, the 35 miles on the little seat were needed.

More to come!

My Fundraising Page
Mar 19, 2011

Racing to Save Lives

Welcome to my Team In Training home page!

It's time to embark on another triathlon. My first triathlon was with Team in Training in 2006. And I'm back for a 4th time, and doing it with TNT because it's such a great cause.

And this year I am racing with Team Bloomberg (our inaugural year), where 10 of us will embark on this journey together. Overall, 500 New Yorkers will be participating with TNT to finish the triathlon, working to raise $1.6 million.

Just a quick swim in the Hudson, bike ride up the West Side Highway and strong run through Central Park. In the dead of summer, August 7th. Here's hoping that it's not 100 degrees.

The shoes are ready....

The goggles have come out of retirement....

And the bike, well, that needs dusted off and pulled out from its storage spot.

I'm training to participate in an endurance event as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission.

I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!


Supporter Comments

    "Good luck Jillie!!"

    Rachel Nelson

    Wed May 25 10:39:27 EDT 2011

    "Go Jill! Mrah!"

    Fenway the King

    Sat Aug 06 09:56:32 EDT 2011

    "Jill, I strongly believe in this cause and in your path to success. Best of luck on the big day!"

    Uvarshanie Nandram

    Thu Jun 09 11:55:49 EDT 2011

    "You go girl! Wish I could be there each week to cheer you on but it's hard to do from LA. Keep up the good work and know I will be there in spirit!"

    Cheryl Brooks

    Tue May 24 12:57:08 EDT 2011

    "Hi Jill, I never knew anyone before who did a triathlon. I am so impressed I had to donate. Plus it is a good cause. "

    Better you than me

    Wed May 04 08:10:26 EDT 2011

    "Good luck Jill!!! Love, Anna"

    Anna Littizzio

    Thu Aug 18 10:37:57 EDT 2011

    "So proud of you!!"

    Anna & John

    Sat Aug 13 10:42:49 EDT 2011

    "Jill, Good Luck with the last weeks of training. take care Kristine"

    Kristine Tallent

    Tue Jun 28 02:50:37 EDT 2011

    "Go Jill!"

    Jennifer Frank

    Sun Jun 05 07:42:38 EDT 2011

    "YAY Jillie!! So proud of you!! :)"

    Lindsay Guthrie

    Sun Jun 05 03:00:20 EDT 2011

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,014.32 | Goal: $2,650.00
114 %

My Team

Team Total: $20,018.26 | Goal: $21,230.00

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My Thanks To

Bloomberg $300.00
Kareem Hamady $300.00
Bloomberg $250.00
Your Biggest Supporter $250.00
Lauren Chewning $100.00
GE $100.00
Daniel Damon $100.00
Bank of America $50.00
GE $50.00
Anna & John $50.00
Bloomberg $50.00
Bloomberg $50.00
Todd Whiting $50.00
Kristine Tallent $50.00
Jane Armstrong $50.00
Cara Mash $50.00
Rosana Bitar $50.00
Ben Z $50.00
Cara Younger $50.00
Anita Khalili $50.00
Jennifer Frank $50.00
Lindsay Guthrie $50.00
Rachel Nelson $50.00
Maurisa Potts $50.00
James Steckart $50.00
Katherine Wegner $50.00
Mariana Trindade $50.00
Nick Madrid $50.00
Damayra Cacho $50.00
Fenway the King $35.00
GE $25.00
Bloomberg $25.00
Laura Raider $25.00
Anna Karwowska $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Uvarshanie Nandram $25.00
Cheryl Brooks $25.00
Erica Frontiero $25.00
Better you than me $25.00
Lara Deke $25.00
Holly Swan $25.00
Deborah Aplin $10.00
michael thorp $10.00
Anna Littizzio