I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.
But only if I prepare for it.
You know your serious training, when you expect to be sore all the time. I keep pushing myself. Why I’m not sure. I haven’t turned crazy with my training, but I really have started to push myself a little more. I actually have a routine for my training now that I really try to stick to.
Monday – Total Body Strength Training
Tuesday – Bosu Class & Swim PM
Wednesday – Total Body Strength Training
Thursday – Spin
Friday – Total Body Strength Training
Saturday – Couch to 5k Training
Sunday – Rest Day
Looks like a decent training schedule. Strength training is good, but it won’t get me across the finish line. And when you think strength training, don’t think becoming a muscle head. Think more whole body toning including abs. But I realized that as time goes on, I am going to have to add more swimming, biking, and another day running. So I am starting to take that up a notch.
Yesterday, my friend who I usually do the strength training with drove us both to the gym. We clocked the distance and it is almost exactly the same distance that I will be running in the triathlon. So what did I do with that knowledge? I had my friend take my stuff with her when she left and I jogged home. Not a fast jog and I did walk a little, but i did it. This was my second time doing it. Both times I have averaged a little more that 10 minute 40 seconds. I hope I can keep this up…..
I really never imagined when I signed up for this how much training or how serious I would start to take it for this event. I know people who are going to do it, who do very little training and still finish. So I’m hoping that with all this training I am doing will help me finish well. Now when I say “Well,” I mean well for ME. I have no illusions that I am going to finish in the top of the pack. I just want to finish respectfully in the middle/back of the pack:) I hope so…….
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