So I have this crazy idea that I want to complete a sprint triathlon by myself. A sprint triathlon is usually ¼ mile to ½ mile swim, 10-15 mile bike ride and a 5K (3.1 miles) run. Swim…not a problem. I swim that regularly, a couple times a week. Next is the biking. Well I just did that at the triathlon on Sunday so that doesn’t scare me too much…I just have to make sure it isn’t an extremely hilly course…or I just have to train harder. Finally is the part I dread the most…the run. Can I do all three? Yes! Can I do them one after another in a short period of time? That remains to be seen.
So I have started training. Now I’ll probably stick to this training for a couple weeks. But inevitably I’ll fall off the bandwagon and in no time at all, I’ll probably be sitting on the couch eating cookies and watching TV. I hope not but I’m not very good at this training thing. All I had to train for the last triathlon was biking and I didn’t do a very good job at that. With any training program, there is a tapering period at a week or two before the race where you do less miles. My tapering period was like 6 weeks before the race and I never got on my bike until race day. So I’m not good at committing to this but we will see.
My training so far has been 2 swim sessions where I did 700 yards and 900 yards. And a 9 mile bike ride. So that is pretty good for the first 4 days of training. You notice there was no running or even walking yet…right. Yep. Running ugh. I need to do that but in due time. I need to ease into it. Hopefully I keep it up. But right now I want cookie dough…So I’m sitting on the couch and possibly will be eating cookie dough soon. This isn’t a good sign. LOL!