While I was galavanting around the Pacific Northwest, some of my work friends were persuading me to sign up for a September triathlon. It didn't take much convincing since I knew the summer would be a perfect time to train. Since I was away, I didn't get much training in then, just 1 run and a bike ride in Stanley Park. I decided to start training as soon as I got home, so my training "week" is going to go from Friday-Thursday this cycle.
Recap of Last Week
Friday- Swim 30 laps
Saturday- Bike 8 miles
Sunday- Run 2 miles
Monday- Swim 30 laps
Wednesday- Swim 30 laps (with speed intervals)
Thursday- Brick, Bike 10 Miles/ Run 1 mile
I felt pretty good this week. I guess the Grouse Grind crazy hike and the 11 Mile Beach Hike prepared me well to start training. My biggest difficulty was the fact that I sort of fell down the stairs on Sunday. Ha. I put my hands down to stop myself and it kind of hurt my back/arm. I definitely felt it swimming on Monday, but it seemed to loosen up the more I swam, so I think it will be fine. Gotta stop being clumsy!
Plan for Next Week: swim/bike combo (I think, still haven't fully decided), 1 swim, 1 bike, 2 runs, 2 days off
What's New this Training?
1. Swim Intervals: I am going to do some swimming intervals this round. I don't really care much if I get faster at swimming since it's such a short part of the triathlon it doesn't affect overall time much. But, after the last tri I was really out of breath after swimming, even though during my training I always breathe fine. This showed me that in order for me to start the bike feeling good, I need to go a little faster in training. So I will :)
2. More Combo Workouts: I'll be somewhat following this training plan, which includes a brick workout (bike/run) every week. I'm going to do some kind of combination but not necessarily bike/run most, but not all weeks. I think this will better prepare me to do all three sports together.
3. Open Water Swim or Swims: My first tri was in open water, but I still didn't do any open water training swims. That was okay actually, but this time I plan to do it, mainly because I'll have some friends to go with me.
What's New this Week?
I got a Spibelt! After Lisa's crazy Seattle running experience, I decided it was about time I invested in a spibelt. I always bring my phone when I'm biking but lately I have had no idea where to put it and I figured it makes sense to bring it on runs as well. My local running store had it in bright pink, so I was sold. I've biked with it twice and ran with it twice and I really like it.