Friday, March 13, 2009

Gearing up

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
Fiday Off
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!


Felicia said...

You never fail to impress me! Good luck!

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PennyCandy said...

Wow! What is it with people leaving me speechless this week?

HeidiTri's said...

Hey PC-I Know you're not speechless- you have never experienced that phenomenom!

Sara Cox Landolt said...

I clicked on your race site link, looks like a great event with things for the whole family and I love that it supports reading. Very cool. Good luck and enjoy this next phase of training! I hope it's a great day for racing,

kevinC said...

Hi There! I'm the Race Director (Kevin Crossman) for the Fronhofer Tool Triathlon and while doing some searching about our race came across your blog... Thank you for the nice words about the race and it's purpose! I hope all your training goes well and I look forward to meeting you on August 1st!