Last week was the first week of my triathlon training schedule. If you noticed in my upcoming races post, I have decided to race in a triathlon. Actually two of them. I first signed up for the Santa Cruz triathlon, but then decided I should probably do a shorter distance first. I want to work out some of the kinks, get over the nervousness of the unknown, and figure out the transition zones. So I’m doing a sprint triathlon in August and last week was the first official week of training.
Unfortunately, my first week of triathlon training didn’t go anything according to plan. Instead of training, I started writing this post while I was on a plane coming home from New York. I had a family emergency and had to book a last minute trip out there.
To make my flight as cheap as possible, I flew into JFK because and took the train the rest of the way to my family. Because I decided to take the train, I brought a limited amount of clothes in a carryon (yes, I managed to pack all of my stuff into one backpack) so I wouldn’t be toting a suitcase all around with me. So I couldn’t bring running shoes or any workout clothes. So I couldn’t even run while I was there. But I did walk around quite a bit while I was there!
Thankfully I’ve always been a strong swimmer having grown up practically living in the pool. And I’ve always had strong legs from horseback riding, so long bike rides have never been a problem. Hopefully it comes back quickly! Now I just need to train and put all the pieces together and get used to consecutively swimming, cycling, and running!
I’m going to start triathlon training this week by getting my runs done in the morning (before the heat) and doing a second workout in the evening. I’m taking my bike to the shop tomorrow for a tune up. So my afternoon workouts will probably be strength training, swimming, or riding a stationary bike.
So here’s to hoping this week offers a better start of triathlon training! Any tips for open water swims? What are you training for right now?