Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Imminent Cracking and a Tri-Swim Giveaway

I'm less than two weeks out from Rev3 Quassy, and I was kind of expecting, not a super easy week, an easier week than last week.  You can imagine my surprise, then, when I opened my Training Peaks and saw a week that is even harder than last week.  Part of me freaked out a little bit, but the other part of me said "Now we're talking."

I'm ready to hit it hard this week, then begin my taper for Quassy.  I have two three-hour rides scheduled, the weather has been beautiful, and I am ready!!

Then I got this email from Coach Mary today:

Remember: you can crack at any time this week. If you feel like you are struggling at any point...... just send me an email and say I CRACKED. There is no failure in that!


Have I mentioned before how much I love Coach Mary???

Anyway, in honor of my imminent cracking (or not), I am having a giveaway!!  (if I could I would insert cheering sounds here.)

Oh, yeah, a full-size compliment of the complete TRISWIM line (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion) as well as a box of FOGGLE anti-fog cleaning towelettes for goggles.

TRISWIM is one of my sponsors this year, so I have not been smelling of pool at all this season.  This stuff is great.  It has a nice, light scent that is suitable for men or women, and IT WORKS!!  The FOGGLE made me realize I was never actually seeing everything out of my goggles!!

So, if you would like to celebrate my imminent cracking (or not) with some TRISWIM, all you have to do for an entry is one or more of the following (please leave a comment for each one):

  1. Become a follower of my blog.  Leave a comment.
  2. Follow me on Twitter:  Trimommykelly is my handle.  Leave a comment.
  3. Tweet about this giveaway with a link on Twitter. Leave a comment.
  4. Post a link to this page on your Facebook wall. Leave a comment.
  5. Make a prediction as to whether the cracking will happen or not and what it will look like. 
So, five ways to enter!!  This giveaway will end Monday, June 7!  Good luck!


  1. No cracking. You can do it!

  2. there's no cracking in triathlon.

    oh, i mean crying in baseball.

    same thing :)

    hang in there, you can do it!

  3. I just became a follower on your blog. That TriSwim product looks awesome.

  4. I became a follower of your blog!

  5. And I definitely predict no cracking...

  6. I became a twitter follower but no clue how to tweet... That stuff looks so good I might actually try to find out how to tweet a link...

  7. So, for one, been following your blog for ever, and been following you on twitter almost as long. Hmmm, I might be stalking you?
    Tweeted, posted the link on Facebook,
    And you won't be cracking at all this week. You may peel a little from your sunburn, but there will be no cracking.

  8. already following your blog!

    will link your page on facebook.

    don't have twitter.

    and, I predict no cracking. since, apparently, we are 1/2 ironing on the same day! so, if you crack, i will have to crack, and there is none of that to be had! :)

  9. I predict no crack. Not when you have great tri-swim stuff.

    Just found your blog and am bookmarking you!

  10. No cracking for you! - the chance of the great giveaway is just an aside - I'm really here to say "Welcome to the Train-this! coaching team!"
    Jackie D

  11. I am already a follower of your blog, and I can't comment on when (or if) I think you'll crack without seeing what your week looks like :P but I LOVE that triswim shampoo/conditioner! I had some and used it all up and now I just smell like chlorine all the time! (which may be ok for me but I am going to have an even harder time meetings dudes with green hair and permanent goggle marks) :) and YAY for being a new Train-This coach!!

  12. no cracking! Very excited to hear race reports about the rev 3. So many friends doing this one so I am jealous...Signed up for another race prior to realizing dates on this one.

  13. I predict no cracking too! And, if I don't happen to win, where can I get my hands on that stuff? I just started following a training plan for the first time ever (b/c I am so scared about the syr 70.3) and I have in the pool more than ever before. (I usually neglect the swim training.) But I am really trying to follow the plan so the pool and I are becoming buddies again.

  14. Ah, no cracking. But GOOD LUCK RACING!!!!

    FOGGLE sounds awesome!!

    Oh and congrats on joining the coaching ranks at Train-This - awesome!!!

    ~Laura (Train-This athlete in Memphis)

  15. I would LOVE to win that because the smell of chlorine is getting to me. Prediction: no cracking!

  16. I think that you will not crack - indeed, you will enjoy the beautiful 70 degree weather (after the big thunderstorm) on your bicycle slathered in sunscreen praising God for His creation & the ability to bike that many miles.

  17. No cracking and a sweet smile of victory when you dont!!

  18. Hey Save the cracking for your breakfast eggs..LOL :)
    Your a Warrior..Now go Run like a Girl!

  19. For sure no cracking!! You are strong!

  20. I just found you and just became a follower. I love your blog. I did my first tri last year (at age 39) and now I'm hooked!

  21. Since I read regularly, I thought I out to become a follower. Particularly for a chance to something to kill the chlorine smell. Good luck this weekend.

  22. There will be no cracking! You are an athlete and athletes are strong!

  23. I just found you via tall mom. I'm now a follower!

  24. New Follower...good luck with your taper!

  25. Following you on Twitter @runningwhit


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