Yes, I’m doing a sprint triathlon on September 8th. Yes, this is not my first time doing a triathlon. And yes, I’ve started training really early for it. But you know what? I really want to rock out this race. With triathlon season upon us, I’ve been reading race recap after race recap and MAN AM I JEALOUS. I just keep thinking, why on earth didn’t I do a June race? The two recaps that have tugged at my race strings (get it, ha) are from two women who actually did the same race – the Ironman Coeur d’Alene. Check out Page’s amazing race recaps here and Meredith’s inspiring recap here. Grab your tissues, seriously. It is weird that I get all emotional reading race recaps of strangers? Let’s not answer that.
Training Week 1 -bold is what was scheduled and italics is what was completed:
Monday – Strength – Bar Method
Tuesday – Run 30 – Ran 30 minutes on treadmill
Wednesday – Bike 45/Strength – Rest
Thursday – Run 25/Swim 30 – Ran 25 minutes on treadmill, swam 35 minutes
Friday – Rest – 45 minutes spin
Saturday – Run 30 – Ran 40 minutes outside
Sunday – Swim 30/Bike 30 – Rest
I feel like this was the perfect start to training. Even all but one of these workouts was inside, it was a great way for me to ease back in to running (which I haven’t done since April) and swimming (which I haven’t done since last August). I have yet to actually get back on the bike…but the spinning was a good substitute for now. It felt really good to swim. Sure, I tired pretty quickly but it was nice to be back in the pool. Friday’s spin class was rough. My legs were exhausted from swimming and running the night before. I’m going to need to do some good brick workouts before the race, that’s for sure.
Great start. Let’s see if I can keep it up for the next 10 weeks. I’m heading out of town this week without access to my bike or a pool so those will be a challenge but sometimes you just have to vacation with the family…and run 🙂