Ooooh yeah. I’m back on track.
Signed up for a triathlon, doin’ my exercise as I should, and getting excited.
Look – I even have a mini-training plan! It’s a ‘sort of’ training plan because it’s only three weeks long.
My race is in sixteen days (ahh), but I’ve been slowly building a base for this race for weeks. I’ve been swimming three days a week and walking/running once or two a week.
I’m SO excited to race because I haven’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 – 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, I’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. I’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 I’ll have to drive my bike somewhere).
I’m excited! It’s so motivating to have a plan.
And I’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 bread… Yum.
We had no power for four hours and all I could think to ‘cook’ was bread.
The Husband and I have to run errands now – catch ya later!
Anyone else doing a triathlon soon? Are you as nervous as I am?
Lake Dunmore, Vermont- 8/7/11– my first since 2008- .9 lake swim, 28 bike, 6.2 run! Excited and nervous allllll at once! But mostly excited!