Another late update to my triathlon training… I’m about halfway through week 3 and am only updating my week 2 progress now. Let’s hope this doesn’t become a pattern, but it might!
I’ll tick off week 2 of triathlon training as a success in my book. I’m enjoying it so far and while it isn’t absolutely crushing my body (not that I really want it to), I’m feeling challenged. Some days are easier than others, but no workout is what I would consider a breezy walk in the park. In fact, this week I found that the easier workouts actually felt harder, which I think may have been due to the hot, sticky weather or my food choices throughout the day. I’m still not positive on why, but I try not to dwell on it but instead think of how much stronger my body is getting.
Anyway, here are the results from the week. The format is PLAN / ACTUAL:
- √ Mon: OFF / Rode 5.5 miles (to make up for missing a ride Sunday)
- √ Tue: Weights 20 minutes, run 15 minutes / Ran 16 minutes; didn’t do weights
- √ Wed: Bike 6 miles / Rode 6.5 miles
- × Thu: Weights 20 minutes / Didn’t do weights (had a rehearsal dinner till really late)
- √ Fri: OFF / Kettlebell weights for 20 minutes (to make up for Thursday)
- √ Sat: Run 20 minutes / Ran for 20 minutes
- × Sun: Bike 8 miles / Didn’t bike, just walked around Boston before a movie
I can’t wait for the pool to open up again so that we can sign up and get swimming. I’m itching for a swim. Is that weird? I have definitely been slacking with the weight training to replace swimming, and I really need to focus on that because strength training helps tremendously with any other cardio you do. While doing weights on Friday, I could tell that I’ve already lost some upper body strength!
Here’s my game plan for week 3 training:
- Mon: OFF
- Tue: Weights 20 minutes, run 20 minutes
- Wed: Bike 6 miles
- Thu: Weights 20 minutes, walk briskly 30 minutes
- Fri: OFF
- Sat: Run 30 minutes
- Sun: Bike 10 miles