I feel like the last few weeks have really flown by. Believe it or not, there are less than two weeks until my first triathlon. Yipes!! I don’t really have any goals for the event except to finish. I don’t have any other goals, like to run the 5K non-stop like I usually do for my runs, because I think it’ll be an accomplishment all on its own to just finish.
My bad cold from last week is pretty much all gone except for this cough, which always seems to linger. I went on a short 1.5 mile run on Sunday for the first time in over a week and it was okay. I was actually surprised I could run that long considering I was coughing a lot and was having some breathing problems. Also the fact that it was about 90 with 100% humidity in Charlotte didn’t contribute to my cause. (Yes, I ran on vacation. If only it canceled out all the crap I ate this weekend…)
I missed a lot of training last week; in fact I only exercised on Wednesday and Sunday. I’m just hoping I didn’t lose a lot of fitness. At this stage, there’s not much I can do except continue on with my training schedule and just let things fall into place. Here’s how my week is looking:
- Monday: Rest day
- Tuesday: Swim 800M easy
- Wednesday: Swim 800M easy; walk 45 minutes briskly
- Thursday: Bike 15 miles
- Friday: Run 30 minutes
- Saturday: Run 60 minutes (umm or maybe just a 5K?)
- Sunday: Bike 20 miles; walk 30 minutes briskly
I highly doubt I’ll run or will be able to run for 60 minutes on Saturday, so I may just stick to a 5K distance. I plan on just running slow and easy this week and next. If I was able to run in really hot conditions while slightly asthmatic, then I can run a 5K in normal conditions.