I cannot believe that week 1 has already come and gone. It really feels like so much has happened so fast since I have finally made the plunge to the triathlon world. Last week I had a great first week. I went above the week 1 training plans, but I don’t feel I overdid anything that would lead to fatigue or injury.
I ended week 1 with about 38 miles of training
– 3200 yds of swimming in 100 minutes
– 10 miles of running in 80 minutes
– 26 miles on the stationary and trainer bike 95 minutes
I also lifted weights two times and played a game of basketball ending with 9 workouts and a total of about a little over 6 hours of training when I add everything up.
I am not going to lie, my body was sore Sunday. It was not used to this type of training and it was a nice shock to the system. I am going to have to make sure I really give my body the proper rest day on Sundays(when I play basketball). I know from training from the marathon how important rest days really are and there is no need to risk injury now by not taking proper measures. Overall, it was a great week of training.
Today I jumped back in the pool. I went for another larger volume swim workout knowing I will do a lighter workout later in the week due to having my Tri Swim class this weekend. I really am enjoying the swimming.
Today I did the following
200 swim easy
200 kick with fins
200 pull buoy
12 x 50
4 – counting strokes(still at 17-18)
4 – six kick switch
4 – shark fin
Swim Base Intervals
5 x 100 – I did fine on three of these and two of these I had that sense of panic. Slowly building up endurance.
Swim Kick w/ fins
8 x 50
4 on back
4 on stomach in streamline
Swim Cool Down
Swim Total is 2200 yds
A great week to start the week. Back to the roads for running tomorrow. GETTING IT DONE! is back in effect and it feels great. I weigh in tomorrow so I hope to shed a few of the pounds I gained from Thanksgiving.
Happy Monday! I am back to attend to my sick daughter Ava who has had a fever and been up all night the last few nights. Time for her to go down and for me to catch up on some sleep.
Last note, I did purchase some bike shoes and pedals. After the workout on the bike this weekend I don’t think I can go any longer without them. I have one last purchase and then I will be done as my funds are depleting quickly. I have been getting some great deals, but it does cost some money to get started. My last purchase will be a wetsuit which I have picked out and ready to go. I just need to get the other items taken care of first. Only one more thing to make it final and that is to actually register for the half marathon. I hope to do that this week as well.