Monday, March 28, 2011
Christen & Lori-Ann
Training... Training & More Training!!
So I am heading into my 3rd official week of training. Things are moving along.. I'm getting my swims in along with the running. I took the bike out last week, got the "cob webs" out.. so to speak. I am confident of my ability at swimming, biking & running.. I can "hold my own" so to speak. I have never put them all together. This is the tough part~ and to do it in a way that is correct training. I don't want to set myself up for failure. I am aware that once I start putting them together I need to do it in the order they occur for the actual event.
My plan is to start introducing myself to mini combinations & distances of the swim, bike & run.
This weekend I was able to swim on Friday night... after work I was able to get in about 30 minutes of laps, then 10 minutes in the hot pool. The City of Warwick has this great hidden jewel.. McDermott Pool!!
Saturday I rode my bike.. ( I borrowed my daughter Alex's dinasour... Im not going to lie.. it's a Wal-Mart special, but it's a bike for now) and got 4 miles in and then simulated the "racking"/ transition to run. Ok~ this was NOT FUN and quite a challenge but ran (if thats what you want to call it) a quarter of a mile. Everything I ever heard about that transition is TRUE.
Sunday I went for another run with my sister Lynn & daughter Rainee... what a calamity. Fun times, but I am getting it done.
I plan on swimming at the pool at least 4 times this week. Getting my laps in and practicing the "crawl". Thats my focus. I will try and get a run in along with a bike ride, I have to increase my distances.
The tough part here is trying to get the quality time in for training and juggling work & home. I WILL figure it out.
I will be away this coming weekend so I'm not sure about any training, but I'll try.