So this week I get to jump into triathlon training. I’ve really been looking forward to this though with hubs gone for training for the next two weeks, it’s certainly not an ideal time. The past year I’ve consistently felt burnt out – from work, from Junior League, from family…so now it’s summer, I’m not chairing anything in the league and I just got a new job that while, still agency work, shouldn’t be quite as stressful for me as the past year has been (more resources! salary bump! bigger team!) . Needless to say, I haven’t trained successfully for any of my races really since Nation’s Tri last September. Meaning, I’ve trained to “finish” not to set any PR’s.
So far this year I have two tri’s on my calendar and a handful of road races, but so far nothing more than a 10k. I’m not at a point with Little Man and work that I can confidently train for a half – so I’m holding off until I know I can dedicate the right amount of time to it.
I do think it’s more difficult to set “pr’s” – if you compare my first tri with my second there’s a bit of difference (mind you I was 6 weeks pregnant during my first – unknowingly). But the second had a longer bike, and the swim was cancelled so – apples and oranges friends. I don’t know if Iron Girl will be a PR as Columbia is quite a hilly ride and the run is 3.5 miles versus 3.1 – BUT I am hoping that Dewey Beach will be a great race to PR as I’ve heard it’s flat and it’s about a month after Iron Girl so I’ll have a few days recovery and then jump back into it. I’m not giving myself too much of a taper for Iron Girl, that’ll come for Dewey Beach – especially if I end up at Inbound again this year which is 2 weeks before the race.
With that… here’s my week 1 training schedule. For now, until the end of the month I’m kind of focused more on time goals, less on distance. My training plan is a modified version of this and this plan but customized for me, and only 10 weeks. Thankfully I’ve been sticking with Bikini Body Mommy (one of my favorite HIIT workouts) for the past couple of weeks
Monday: Bikini Body Mommy 4.0 Day 25 (in lieu of swim)
Tuesday: Bike 30 minutes (Trainer)
Wednesday: Run 20 minutes
Thursday: Bikini Body Mommy 4.0 Day 26
Friday: BBM 4.0 Day 27
Saturday: Run 20 minutes
Sunday: Bike 30 minutes
Goal for this week? Get used to my clips while I’m still on the trainer.