My first Tri is in 26 days. Yikes! 26 DAYS!! That is only 21 days of training really. So here is where I’m at:
Swim:Kev and I hit the pool this last Sunday. Thanks Shay for watching the kids! The race is 1/3 mile swim. Kev did a half mile in the pool. I did 15 laps, which is just under a ½ mile. I’m feeling pretty good about the swim. I like the ocean, and I can do the distance. My elbow is still sore from my bike fall last week, so I’m taking it a little easy in the water. My goals: work up to a half mile in the pool (which is an additional 3 laps), and get in the pool a minimum of 3 times a week.
Bike: We biked on Saturday. I went with Kev out Krumkill road, and looped around a little. For those of you who don't know Krumkill, it has probably the biggest hills in Albany. I was feeling pretty good about this ride, because it was the first time I was able to take the hills without stopping! Post ride mileage check showed it to be a 12 mile loop. So that isn't as long as the race will be, but the race isn't going to have those hills! My goals: Complete a 20-25 mile ride, ride atleast 4 days per week.
Run: This is my weak spot. I ran yesterday morning. So far I have not gone more than 2 miles without a walk break. This is the area I need some serious work in. Especially since it is the last leg of the race. So my goals: Running a minimum of 4 times per week. Hit 3 miles without a walk break by next Tuesday 9/9. I don't need to go fast, just GO.
Wish me luck. School starts tomorrow, so the time crunch is on, and training will get harder.