Unfortunately, I've been extremely sore since Sunday. I really pushed it on the run. I stuck to 7-8mph for the full twenty minutes. Around the 18 minute mark I felt like throwing up and understood why people hate running on treadmills. I mentally yelled at those stupid strawberry Clif Shot Bloks I ate in between the bike and run because they were making me feel queasy. I don't know if I can get used to eating or drinking anything but water on these long workouts. But maybe those weird gel blocks were the reason I was able to push it?
I usually baby my knee and aim for ten minute miles (6mph) when I'm running, but this time everyone in my heat was really fit and I wanted to keep up so I pushed it. My knee doesn't hurt but my hamstrings are aching! I've been so active lately that I didn't think I'd be so sore. Maybe I didn't stretch enough before and after? I'm learning as I go and taking a few days off this week. I'll be back at it Thursday to continue training for my first outdoor tri.
|Oh yeahhhh. First pair of padded bike shorts ever. Badass.|
Danielle said no ipods at USAT events. All of the tris I signed up for are USAT events! How will I survive?!?!?!?!
Here are the results of my first season of trying to be fit:
1. Borgess Indoor Tri (my 1st ever): Swim: 40 lengths (62.2) Exercise Bike: 6.4 miles (64) Treadmill: 2.1miles (33.075)
Total Score: 159.275
2. IronBac: Swim: 41 lengths (63.76) Exercise Bike: 6.03 miles (60.3) Track: 19 laps (59.38)
Total Score: 183.43
3. Trizelle Indoor Tri: Swim: 41 lengths (63.76) Spin Bike: 7.5 miles (75) Treadmill: 2.43 miles (38.27)
Even though my highest score was at #2, I think my best was #3. I felt great afterwards and I ran the most!
For the next six weeks I'm going to work from a triathlon training plan from Beginner Triathlete. It's the Original 13 Week Sprint Training Plan. I'm going to start on week 8 and go from there. If you have any other suggestions for training, please share!