At this months Bluegrass Tri Club's kick off Steve won this...
Since he has no desire of doing a triathlon ever I was the lucky recipient! The options are Olympic or Half Iron distance. I really had no intention of doing either distance this year but I really can't pass this up. My plan is to do the Olympic. It will be a river swim which really creeps me out. So I have that fear to overcome.
I found some training plans on Beginner Triathlete & created a hybrid between their 16 week Balanced 2x & 3x plans. Meaning 2 or 3 swims, 2 or 3 rides, and 2 or 3 runs per week. I moved some of the workout days around to work with my schedule better.
Today, Sunday January 25th, is exactly 16 weeks out but I already made an adjustment to the plan because yesterday we woke up to this....
Although absolutely beautiful I did not want to risk running in the snow since I am still coming off my most recent running injury. So I decided to do this instead....
One hour and 20 minutes of Spinervals. I plugged in my headphones & followed along with the DVD. It wasn't great but not horrible either considering I really dislike indoor riding or running for that matter. Today I will get my 5 mile run/walk in plus a swim.
So my new plan for Week 1 looks like this:
Sunday: Swim 35 minutes, Spin 1h20m (did this on Saturday)
Monday: Walk & Weights
Tuesday: Run 3 miles
Wednesday: Spin 50 minutes
Thursday: Run, 25 minutes, Weights
Friday: Swim 40 minutes, Yoga
Saturday: Run 6 Miles
I move into a new role at work starting in March. I am hoping that frees up another early weekday morning so I can get in the 3rd weekly swim. I am really excited to have something big to train for again. I may even start blogging regularly again - gasp!
My official winter / spring race calendar looks like this so far:
February 22nd - Shelbyville Triathlon Series #1
March 7th - Railrunner 5K
March 22nd - Shelbyville Triathlon Series #2
March 28th - Run the Bluegrass 7 Miler
April 12th - Shelbyville Triathlon Series #3
May 17th - Challenge Knoxville Olympic Tri
I am looking into a swim clinic in Atlanta the weekend of April 15th. I have been using the Swim Secrets workout cards for several months now & thought it may be helpful to take one of their clinics.
A race that same weekend is the Heart & Sole Triathlon which I will most likely do if the swim clinic doesn't pan out. And finally, I will be signing up for this fun sounding new race on April 24th. It is a twilight 5K through the beautiful grounds of Kentucky Horse Park during Rolex weekend.
Wow, that's a lot of racing. I am hoping these new Hoka Cliftons keep me healthy.
Happy training folks!