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Friday, August 23, 2013

I've been slacking in the blog entry area.

But in general, things are going well. I am training for my next traithlon (Sept 29), and while I feel like I need to swim more often, otherwise the training is going pretty well.

I've been doing a LOT of spinning, which I enjoy. And I've noticed improvements in my running I think because I've been spinning so much. Last week I went to a brick class, and kicked butt! The class is 90 minutes - 20 min bike / 1 (ish) mile run, 20 min bike / 1 (ish) mile run, etc. Anyhow, my first mile pace was 9:10, second mile was 9:08, 3rd mile was 8:39!! Woohoo! The runs were actually all a little over a mile each, but that's cool too. Means I did over a 5K distance, along with the bike sections in between. It was difficult but totally worth it!

I swam last night at the Y for the first time in a while, and felt pretty good. I got in 36 lengths before they shut the pool down because some lady freaked out in the water. I really focused on doing as much front crawl as possible, and I would say that probably 25 of my 36 laps were in a front crawl. So that's good news. :) I still cannot go a consistent 1/4 mile without switching gears, but I'm getting there. Eventually I'll be able to do that.

I still feel like the swim is my weakest event, even though I am not exactly slow. But it's the area I'm the least comfortable with anyhow.

Tonight is another spin class, and we're doing a brick at the triathlon route on Sunday. I'm definitely looking forward to this race!!! I may be addicted... hah!
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    That spin/brick class sounds awesome! And nice times!!

    The swim is always the shortest event so it's good to have that be your weakest. I'm a strong swimmer and it's always a little depressing because I swim well but then get passed by SO many bikers.

    A tri tip I was given: If you're swimming that many lengths in the pool, don't use the ends as much as possible. Use that time to switch to breast stroke for a bit & get yourself turned around and then go back to front crawl. In open water you obviously don't have the ends to push off or give you little breaks, but you do need to switch it up and/or sight. Maybe that will help!

    Happy training!!
    1738 days ago
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