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!
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Sunday, January 4, 2015
|Happy New Year!|
Last January I set the following goals:
Swim: 100 Miles
Bike: 1000 Miles
Run: 500 Miles
Weights: 2 per week
Yoga/Pilates: 2 per month
Below is what I actually did in 2014:
Swim: 76 actual Miles
Bike: 1193 actual Miles
Run: 659 (includes 293 walk miles) actual Miles
Weights: 0.58 per week
Yoga/Pilates: 1.25 per month
Overall I am OK with how the year went. I still wish I could run more but that may be out of the cards for me. I can't seem to increase any run mileage without some kind of injury. Hence all the walk miles last year. I much rather stay healthy & be able to do shorter distances than nothing at all.
What I really want to improve this year is being consistent with weight training & yoga. I started the year off good but it really fizzled over the warmer weather months.
Instead of full year mileage goals this time I am going to set a quarterly plan. I think this will work well with my lack of blogging too.
January - March 2015:
Sunday: Spin/Cycle & Swim
Monday: Walk & Weights
Tuesday: Swim & Run
Wednesday: Spin (starting in February), Walk & Weights
Thursday: Swim & Run
Races: Shelbyville Triathlon Series #1 (February) & #2 (March). Run the Bluegrass 7 Miler. I WILL do that Shelbyville series this year!
The only full year goal I have set is the 2015 in 2015. I am on a 3 person team with Audrey & Shannon. Otherwise, there would be no way I could meet this! Even with a 3 person team, this still ends up averaging about 2 miles per day.