Monday, June 7, 2010

A Tri Goal

I've been on the fence about my tri goals for this year. I've been hesitant to sign up for anything, because of the foot issues. Usually, by this time of the year, I've signed up for at least one race, and have been actively following a training plan. Well, it's June 7th, and not a single race organization has got a dime out of me.
Fleet Feet of Albany hasn't made any profit off me in months. No new shoes. No new tri shorts, no Chocolate GU's....nothing.

It's time for me to do my part and help our economy along.

I was out for a walk this morning. Yes, I've become one of those early morning walker women.been reduced to morning walks. I miss my morning runs. But, I digress.

I was walking this morning. Thinking about the races I've been considering. Thinking about what I really want my goal to be. And, I realized, I don't want to sit on the bench this season. I want to be on the course. Specifically, I want to be on the course for the Northern Columbia Tri. How do I make that happen? The answer is amazingly simple.

I focus on the bike leg. It's so simple, I don't know why I didn't think of it before. I've been so focused on getting the clearance to run, that I neglected the biking option. Focusing on the bike leg is a beautiful thing! So, starting this week I'll be biking 3 times a week. My training week will be built around the 3 bikes: 1 long, 1 Hill workout, and 1 random with no focus but to build time in the saddle.

As of yesterday, there are 8 weeks until the race.
Here is this weeks plan:
Sunday: Bike 25 minutes
Monday: Swim 17 minutes. Pool run 15 minutes
Tuesday: walk/run 20 minutes
Wednesday: Bike- Krumkill rd (hills)
Thursday: Swim 20 minutes
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Bike Long ride

Get ready for some Tri focused posts!


PennyCandy said...

Wait I thought of your foot problem was caused by a bike and shoes that are across your arch.

How will this work if that is true?

HeidiTri's said...

No- foot problem caused by stress fracture from bike/run and bruised Talus bone with swelling. I'm only restricted for running. And, needed new dress shoes that dont have straps across the center of foot.