Friday, July 8, 2011

Tri - Update

Triathlon training update.
The Swim
I have to say that I am actually enjoying the swimming. It's not easy, but I am making a little progress each time I go out. Today I swam a total of 1,000 meters which included a couple of straight 200 meter swims. I still can't swim freestyle all the way but getting closer. I have learned to mostly stay relaxed in the water and not fight it which makes things much better.
I will say that I am still not 100% comfortable walking around in my tri shorts but they are pretty awesome while swimming.

The Bike
Being a runner, I never really thought much of biking, but since I started my training I enjoy it and it can be a nice workout too. One thing about biking is all of the cool stuff you can buy, or somebody with lots of money (not me). But...I did make a new purchase this week which should be arriving by Monday and they were really fairly inexpensive thanks to Amazon!
The Garmin Forerunner bike mount kit.

The Garmin Speed and Cadence Sensor
The Run
Actually now that I am only running 3 times a week instead of 5, I am enjoying it a lot more. I even had one of those dream runs where everything is just awesome earlier this week.

So....I know have 8 weeks to go before the Hy-Vee Triathlon.

I am seriously looking into a sprint tri coming up on July 23 to test the waters a bit ahead of time. I still have some serious swim work to do, but with 8 weeks to go I think I can get in another 16-18 practices including some open water swims.

It's a lot to bite off in that time but screw it, I will float on my back if I have to.

1 comment:

  1. i'm pretty sure that being a triathlete is all about buying crap. nice shorts.