FIVE DAYS until my first triathlon of the season! I think training buddy Brandi and I are readyâ€¦ Well, I sure hope so!
Iâ€™m curious to see how this race goes because I trained very differently for this event. For my other races, I followed a training plan diligently and focused on swimming, running, and biking with a heavy lean towards running. This time, I didnâ€™t follow a plan at all â€“ I just tried to do the three sports AND threw boot camp into the mix. I also ran much shorter weekly totals. I probably focused more of my cardio time on swimming. I think it will translate to a good race â€“ but weâ€™ll see.
Yesterday, I did a double swim/boot camp workout. I managed to time this really well with the kids â€“ I put them in gym childcare for my swim, left the pool to walk Henry out of childcare and over to school (itâ€™s all in the same complex), and then pulled Claire out of childcare after I finished boot camp. Figuring out what to do with the kiddos is my fifth sport of triathlons (the other ones are swimming, biking, running, and strength training)!
We swam 1000 yards and practiced sighting for 150 â€“ I forgot how hard sighting isâ€¦
We also did three sets of 200 yards on the 4:00. It is HARD for me to swim 200 yards in 4:00 â€“ I went over 2 of the 3 sets. Whoops.
Brandi and I felt like toast after â€“ I think she wanted to take a nap on the ledge, hah.
SUNâ€™S OUT, GUNS OUT!
I try to always keep a variety of non-perishable snacks in my gym bag and fill it with a few pieces of fruit every Monday. That way, I donâ€™t have to hustle up something to eat every single time I go to the gym. Grab and go â€“ itâ€™s key! Before boot camp, I killed a banana and some of the CVS Gold Emblem Abound Fruit and Nut Fiber Trail Mix.
This is the favorite thing Iâ€™ve tried as part of my ambassador partnership with CVS. Love the big, juicy raisins and all the crunchy nuts. This is a nice trail mix because the nuts are not TOO salty â€“ know what I mean?
And then it was time for STRENGTH. Monday is always the hardest day!
Let me translate boot camp gibberish:
14 bench presses with dumbbells (I used 15 lbs) on the stability ball
14 dumbbell goblet squats (again with 15 lbs) with an overheard press
60 seconds of running in place â€“ 10 seconds high knees, 10 seconds jogging, repeat
60 second plank
50 tricep dips or extensions (in the TRX machine or on a bench)
100 twisting lunges with a DYNA ball (I used 10 pounds and only made it to 50 lunges â€“ ugh!)
4 laps around the track holding that DYNA ball over your head
Boot camp participants are working towards 50,000 burpees and 5,000 miles in 30 days. I bet we do it in half the time! Iâ€™m surrounded by crazy beasts in that class.
Post-workout sweaty chin bottle. Claire does not look amused.
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