Monday, June 13, 2011


I have big goals of updating the training portion of this blog...see that cutie by the bike in the left sidebar...that's me in the transition zone and it's a link to my woefully outdated training page.  I have resigned myself to the knowledge that the updates won't happen until summer vacation happens...but that's a mere 3 1/2 days away!

Until then, last week was a great week of training...

  • I ran a solid 4.5 miles.  That's a bit shorter than my training calendar calls for right now, but it's a faster and stronger 4.5 miles than I have ever run before!
  • I did a strong 1 mile swim...I forgot to check the clock when I started but it was right around 35 minutes.  I wasn't trying for a race pace mile, but I felt good all the way through the swim!
  • I took one spinning class which tackled some pretty long hills...
  • and...I finished a T1 brick on Friday morning!
Last summer I hit a real wall on the run during my first triathlon.  Reflecting back on my training, I realized that I had neatly talked myself out of all bricks.  Not so this year!  My amazing friend Amanda, put together a training calendar for me to work myself to the Olympic triathlon in August.  I am taking each day as she laid it out.  This year I am already going farther, faster than I did last year.  I'm excited to see the changes in what I can talk myself into doing, and how hard I can work.  

Last year I had a goal...I achieved it but not with the strength I was hoping was tough to finish both triathlons.

This year I have a goal and a plan...already I am faster and stronger than I was at this point last year.  I can't wait for the triathlons this summer...I'm gonna rock!

1 comment:

  1. This is so great to read! You are a good swimmer! I so suck at it :P. May your training be strong and your race even stronger :)


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