Today’s guest post is from Sara at She Cooks, She Crafts, She Runs. She’s training for her first triathlon!
I’m about a month away from doing my first Triathlon. It’s a sprint tri so the swim is 300m, 16 mile bike, and a 5k run. When I first started training I was really nervous about the swimming part. 300m is a long way to someone that just swims for recreation with her kids. I’ve never just all out swam to swim. So I’ve been focusing on the swimming part of my training a lot.
This is a snap shot of my training plan for this week. Just to be honest, I have not been doing the length of time it says on the training. I just don’t physically have that much time in my day. But based on what distances I’m going to have to do in the race, I think what I’ve been working in with be ok. After all, this is my first so I’m not necessarily trying to beat a time.
This is a snap shot of my swim I have coming up next week…
Yes, a 500m all out swim, wow. I’m kind scared, but I did a 400m last weekend and it was tough but I did it and it felt GOOD! Talk about challenging myself!
Yeah, I’m kind of behind my goal progressions but I haven’t factored in my cross training. I take 2-3 yoga classes per week, teach 2 abs class, and teach 2 one hour crosstraining classes each week. Strength wise I think I’ll be ok.
Now here’s some fun for you! The great folks that made my tri training app also have a spinning app! And they are giving one away to you!
I can’t wait to read about Sara’s experience. A sprint tri is in the back of my mind at some point, maybe I’ll try a relay first.
Have a great day!
Did you workout today?