Training - Week 1

Monday, June 18, 2012

I've completed my first week of triathlon training and I think it went pretty well. My biggest obstacle is staying within my allotted calories while increasing my workout. I'm always hungry! It has been getting better though; I just need to eat the right foods that sustain me and are low in fat and calories.

My next biggest obstacle is my boyfriend who is supposedly doing the tri with me, but not training at all and is not taking it seriously. I just don't want to train really hard only to have to pull back to keep pace with him. Also, I cannot rely on him and wait when he says he will do a workout with me because twice this week, my training got thwarted while I waited for him only for him to say he doesn't feel well. It only messed me up one day, so I only missed one bike ride, but still. It's hard to even miss a day and feel like I am staying on track. So basically, I need to just motivate myself to get up and go without him no matter how much he complains. He is naturally athletic and strong, but he only knows side stroke and won't bother learning the crawl. He never runs, but he may be able to get through a 5K. He laughs at me when I say I don't want to do the tri on a mountain bike, but can hardly keep up with me now.

On a more positive note, I feel good about my abilities. I may not be the fastest, but my swimming is steady and I can do almost a mile in the pool now. My outdoor running is still slower than my treadmill running, but maybe the thrill of a race will speed me up. The greatest thing is even when I feel too sore to possibly do another workout, my body somehow forgets as long as I get myself there. The pain goes away while I work out and doesn't return with any more ferocity than before.

All in all a good week. Every week will be a learning experience, but I am mentally ready for the challenge :)

Week 1's training:
M-rest/ T-biked 130/ W-strength 60 ran 30/ Th-swam 25 ran 25/ F-strength 60/ Sa-(missed 45 min bike)/ Su-swam 35 ran 30
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