Monday, April 14, 2014

What Have I done...

I signed up for a triathlon. The last triathlon I did was in 2007. Granted this one is super short, 300yd swim, 10 mile bike and 2.5 mile run. My goal is sub 1 hour. Last year the winning time was 1 hour, 2 years ago the winning time was 55 min. Because you know that I am just too damn competitive.

I had to go purchase a swim suit because I didn't have one to train in and dug out my cap and goggles out of the attic. (Ha!) Plan is to swim once a week until race day. I've swam twice so far, 1900yds and then 2000yds. Second workout was a bit easier but still not wonderful. I did manage to do 6x100's on the 1:30 completing them in the 1:12-1:16 range. Oh dear, my arms are not that strong anymore!

I've ridden the bike a few times as well. Goal right now is 2x per week until classes finish up. Once outside on the weekend and 1 ride on the trainer during the week. My butt is getting adjusted but I do think I want to go try out some different saddles this summer.

Last week in miles:
Monday-weight/ab circuit
Tuesday-4.75 miles which included 3x1/2 mile intervals in 3:28, 3:27, 3:25
Wednesday- 45 min ride on the trainer, pushing my gear up every 15 min
Thursday-5.2 strong run (avg 8:05)
Friday-2000yds swim which include my 6x100's on the 1:30
Saturday- 8 mile run (avg 8:25 pace)
Sunday- 22 mile bike ride (avg 17.3 mph)

Piper asked to go for a ride while I ran yesterday...we did 1 mile together!

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