Sprint Triathlon Week #2 Finished!
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Week 2 of Triathlon training has been completed and went pretty well.
Week 4 of Zero to 1 mile swimming program went well. I have accelerated the program just a bit.
Monday - Swam a half mile followed by 400 yards, 4x100 yards and 4x50 yards.
Wednesday - Swam a half mile followed by 1000 yards. When it feels good just keep going.
Tuesday - 8.4 miles in 30 minutes at level 9 followed by 1 mile running in approx. 10 mins.
Thursday - 8 miles in 30 minutes at level 10 followed by 5K running in 29:49.
Took Friday and Saturday off due to being out of town.
Swimming is going very well. I know swimming in open water will be more difficult but my confidence will grow as I increase my distance. Breathing is getting better and although I kick slowly, I have added it in and I am swimming faster.
On Tuesday I was going to bike for 45 minutes but after 30 minutes I really wanted to see what my foot could do. After running a mile I felt great. Note to self: Remember to slow legs down after biking - running 0.2 mile and being out of breath is not a good idea.
Thursday was the big test. A true brick and a test of my left foot. After a good ride I hit the track for a 5K run. All went well. Granted, I rode the stationary bike and ran on an indoor rubberized track but it felt so good to run after almost a month off.
The ball of my foot felt good but my big toe was a little sore. The toe was giving me a problem all week. On Friday, there was an audible crack in the toe. I know that sound - it is the sound of my gout easing up. I have never had an attack in the left foot and right now I am concluding that the problem with the toe can be attributed to a gout attack. The ball of the foot feels good.
Monday - 1000 yards/850 yards = 1850 yards
Wednesday - 1200 yards/650 yards = 1850 yards
Friday - 1300 yards/550 yards = 1850 yards
Tuesday - 45 minutes/3 miles
Thursday - 60 minutes/3 miles
Saturday - 6 Mile test run
I still have to be careful with the foot but I am feeling good about this. Even better? I am really enjoying this!!