This Sunday is the first day of the 20 week training program for my first ever Olympic Distance Triathlon. Now that the start date is 48 hours away, I'm asking myself: What the heck was I thinking?!
For those who might not know, an Oly Tri is usually comprised of the following distances: Swim- 1.5k (.93 miles). Bike 40k (24.8 miles). Run-10k (6.2 miles). I've chosen a small local tri.
It's only the third annual, and it's actually a benefit event, which is motivating to me. Here's the link:
I'm looking forward to supporting programs that encourage reading and provide books to kids, who might not get to have any of their own, without the program.
But back to the training aspect. The swim will not be a problem. I won't be blazing fast, but I'll get it done. The bike will be a bit more problematic, but by race day, I'll be ready. Which leaves THE RUN.
The run. I have never run a 10k. Not even as a stand alone event, much less as the third leg of a 3 or 4 hour event. What's a girl to do? I know! I chose the training plan that has a focus on running.
Here's what my first week of training looks like:
Sunday 24 minute Swim and 48 min bike
Monday 24 minute Run
Tues 40 minute Swim
Weds 32 min Run
Thurs 80 min Bike
Sat 40 min Run
Not so bad for the first week-I'm at those times or more already. It will be a matter of sticking to the schedule and not missing any of the workouts. Wish me luck!