I could use some advice as well. I've been swimming once a week, and it's going well. My form and speed are good, I just need to build up the cardio base to be able to do more laps consecutively. It's amazing how much different the breathing is here than for running / biking!
Running is in the bag, no worries there.
Biking I think I'm ok on. I'm typically a mountain biker, so road biking is newish to me.. unless you count riding my mt. bike on the road to get to a trailhead! I did my first brick 2 weeks ago, and I'm afraid I completely overdid it on the bike at the gym. I picked a random program, difficulty level = 8, and I think I wiped myself out before I ever got to the dreadmill. I was shooting for 5 miles on the bike, then 2 on the 'mill. I made it, but I wonder if I made the bike program way harder than it needs to be. Granted, there will be hills in the tri I'm doing.
I hope to just move outdoors soon when it's lighter later in the day, but for now, how difficult would you set the bike if you were training inside? Would you just set it, and then try to keep up the rpms? Would you do a random program, lower difficulty level? I've never trained for a bike event before.
beginnertriathlete.com is also a good source of info, support, and training plans. If possible join a team or find a buddy to train with. You are more likely to stick to your training plan and improve if you workout with others. I did Team in Training for my first tri (Oly) and not only did I have a team I did not want to let down (ie showed up when I said I would and worked out) but raised money for leukemia.
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Like you, I'm doing the Couch to 5K program as well so wherever the trinewbies schedule wanted me to run, I replaced that with a C25K workout instead. (I should say, that when I started triathlon training, I had already finished 3 weeks of C25K).
My first triathlon is July 25th and I'm in Week 3 of my training and things are going well. I'm nervous, freaked out and a whole lot of other stuff... but from a training perspective- things are going well! LOL
hardwicks13, you and I are in the same boat. I am training for my first tri this September, I'm a strong swimming but haven't been in the pool for a while, not worried about the bike, and working on getting up to 5K. I hope you'll post about your progress - it will help keep me motivated!
You can DEFINITELY do this! I got involved with Tri's 'accidentally' in Feb and I am LOVING IT! I have done 3 indoor tri events at my local YMCA this spring (15 min each discipline w/ 5min transitions)
I found a women only tri event in my area (Michigan) in June that I am training for. They had a mini-tri race that is 400M swim, 12 Mile bike and 2 mile run. So that is my goal. At this point I only have 2 words of advice. #1. Get on the bike. My back hurts LONG before my legs do. and #2. Bricks That's doing 2 elements right after each other. Its surprising how after your legs have been going round and round on the bike for 30 minutes, they don't want to go up and down for the run! The coolest thing about triathlons, is you never get board. If you can't get in a swim, you can bike or run and still be training. Oh, sorry #3. Take a minimum of 1 day off a week! Your body needs time to rest and rebuild, and you really do come back stronger afterwards.
Keep us posted on your progress! You will do GREAT!
I want to get healthy in a lifestyle fashion and not just going after weight loss. My goal for a healthy lifestyle is to start doing triathalons.
Current abilities Training couch to 5k - in progress Swimmin - no issues Bicycling - It has been a while since I've been on one
Been working to do at least 30 minutes of activity a day eating healthier. There is a baby tri in September in this area this year. With where I am at currently is it even a possibility of being able to do one in this amount of time? If I were able to do a Tri in Sept of this year what would a smart training schedule look like????
I'm totally new to this but I've always wanted to say I did one and this is how I want to get healthy. Any advice appreciated for this. Thanks in advance!
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