Training for my first Triathlon
Monday, July 15, 2013
One of my coworkers signed up for a ladies-only triathlon, and it sounded like a neat experience so I signed up, too! It's a 400 meter swim, 9 mile bike ride, and 3.1 mile run.
I have run 5Ks, 8Ks, and 10Ks. I have never, EVER swam or biked competitively. However, the race organizers assured us that this is all about empowerment and having fun - they don't care if you water jog, ride slow, or walk/run the 5k run. The fact that it is for women only was a major plus for me!
I started incorporating swimming and biking into my workouts, and now that the race is one month away I'm following a beginner's training plan to prepare.
Yesterday I did a "brick" - bike ride followed by a run. It was easier than I thought! My one major concern is the heat - I have been running on treadmills and the indoor track and I really need to do some outdoor training or else I will melt in the August heat. Today is a run-only workout, and tomorrow a long swim.
Does anyone have any advice for first-time triathletes?