Well, I am three weeks into training and feeling strong. I’m still motivated this early on, even in the dreary weather!
Because I am training for long distance running plus short triathlons, it’s a bit of a puzzle to fit it all in. I described the basic alternating week format in my last post, but this is how it actually shook out:
January 23 – January 29
- Swim: 40 min / 1,575 yards
- Bike: 1 h 29 min / Les Mills RPM + stationary
- Run: 1 h 34 min / 8.8 miles
- Strength: 2 h / Les Mills BodyPump + upper body
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After Pittsburgh, I’ll have 1 week rest and then 6 weeks to train for my first (!) triathlon. So, I decided to incorporate some swimming and cycling to my training starting now. I’ve been swimming for a while, but this week I did my first ride of the year, and it went great (which is good so I don’t have to feel bad about slacking a bit on my running).
First ride of the season
I planed my bike ride for Wednesday afternoon, but the weather was awful and I didn’t have time to do it before dusk. So, I rescheduled it to Friday and joined my wife at the gym instead. However, I was feeling tired and not very motivated Friday and I decided to ditch it all together. Fortunately, the weather on Saturday was absolutely perfect and I couldn’t resist going out for a nice hour-long ride.
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