This year my triathlon specific training started on April 5th. I finished the season with Tri for Sight as part of the Tres Chic relay team on September 4th.
I competed in 5 triathlons but only trained specifically for 2 races, Irongirl Atlanta & Lake Logan International. I followed the Advanced Sprint plan for the Irongirl & the Beginner Olympic plan for Lake Logan. Both were from Time Crunched Triathlete. These plans fit in really well with my schedule.
This years Triathlons:
Irongirl Atlanta - May 15
French Broad Challenge - Won first award ever! - May 28
Markey Sprint - June 26
Lake Logan International - August 6
Tri for Sight - Tres Chic Relay (bike leg) - September 4 - Won 3rd place Female Team
Total Miles - 4/5/11 - 9/4/11
Swim = 29.5 miles
Bike = 754 miles
Run = 175 miles
For a whopping total of 958.5 Miles! For me that is my biggest total since starting triathlons. So basically, if I left my house in Lexington, KY & hopped onto I75 South, 958.5 miles later (well, to be exact 953) I would be at my Aunt Maggi's house in North Ft Myers, FL. Pretty cool to think about it that way.
Iron Girl Specific Miles - Training Block 4/5/11 - 5/15/11
Swim (1/3 Mile OWS) = 7.83 Miles
Bike (18 Miles) = 216.59 Miles
Run (3.1 Miles) = 49.09 Miles
Lake Logan Specific Miles - Training Block 6/14/11 - 8/6/11
Swim (1500m OWS) = 13.82 Miles
Bike (40km) = 355.14 Miles
Run (10k) = 65.34 Miles
After Lake Logan on 8/6 I did not ride on the road until Tri for Sight. I also did not run the last 2 weeks of August due to an inner groin strain & a sinus infection. I did get in quite a few swims in August but overall my August miles were pretty dismal.
In the hopes that my minor ailments do not turn into full blown injuries, I am not riding or running for the next couple of weeks. I am doing lots of stretches, Pilates, Yoga & Swimming in hopes to be able to ease back into running by October 1st. I am registered for the Iron Horse half marathon on October 23rd but at this point I doubt that I will be able to run it. I will finish up the Team Aquaphor season with some local 5K's once I get running again.