Ooooh yeah. Iâ€™m back on track.
Signed up for a triathlon, doinâ€™ my exercise as I should, and getting excited.
Look â€“ I even have a mini-training plan! Itâ€™s a â€˜sort ofâ€™ training plan because itâ€™s only three weeks long.
My race is in sixteen days (ahh), but Iâ€™ve been slowly building a base for this race for weeks. Iâ€™ve been swimming three days a week and walking/running once or two a week.
Iâ€™m SO excited to race because I havenâ€™t race-raced (as opposing to walking races or pacing my Girls on the Run troops) much since my marathon in October 2010. From October 2009 to May 2010, I ran TEN (!!!) races. I really want to get back into it â€“ I love racing so much.
My loose plan for the upcoming Sprint Triathlon (750 meter swim, 17 mile bike, and 5K run) includes:
- Only running twice a week, max. This way, Iâ€™ll be less likely to aggravate my leg injury. The very cross-training nature of a triathlon is why I signed up!
- Swim three times a week. Iâ€™m also going to try to get to a LAKE!
- Bike at home on the trainer and on the street (probably on the weekend only because Iâ€™ll have to drive my bike somewhere).
Iâ€™m excited! Itâ€™s so motivating to have a plan.
And Iâ€™m back in Charlotte. On the way over I had a mixed greens salad + a cookie and bag on peanuts on my flight.
And a glass of vino and a PB sandwich at home:
Plus some more breadâ€¦ Yum.
We had no power for four hours and all I could think to â€˜cookâ€™ was bread.
The Husband and I have to run errands now â€“ catch ya later!
Anyone else doing a triathlon soon? Are you as nervous as I am?