Why I TRI – Week 4 of 30

Good Morning Fit Fam 🙂

It is the Tuesday after the May Long Weekend, I had the luxury of some quality time alone this weekend, and not just on the bike!

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I used this time to reflect on my life, my family, my training, my social life….

Multisport training is unlike single sport training. It requires a lot of time and dedication, juggling the 3 different disciplines, often resulting in long days with 2 or more workouts each day.  As the  race distances grow so does the level of commitment. I’d like to say that I can easily fit it all in. But thats simply not the case.

Choices have to be made…

But here’s the thing …

These are the choices I WANT to make.

No one is twisting my arm.

I don’t feel shafted by limiting myself to 2 drinks on a Friday night.

I am not crying the blues that I go to bed at 9 pm on a Tuesday.

You won’t hear me complaining that I “HAVE to BE up at 4:30 for my swim”

No complaining that I have yet another week of speed work from coach Mike!

 

The Reason…..

I LOVE THIS SPORT!

TRIATHLON MAKE ME HAPPY!!!

WHEN I AM TRAINING I FEEL ALIVE!

THIS IS THE THING THAT MAKES MY HEART SING!!!

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and that my friends is

WHY I TRI

 

Week 4 Workouts:

This past week was no joke, Mike has me working on a speed block before settling into the long aerobic training.

Going into last week I have to admit I was TERRIFIED. I wanted to throw up!

Once I got going I was SHOCKED to see how well I actually tolerated the workouts. I hit paces that I didn’t dream were even possible, 1000m at a 7:40 min/mile! CRAZY!!!

Monday – Rest

Tuesday – Swim 100s, speed run 800s, 400s, 100s

Wednesday – Bike Single leg drills and sprints, 4 x 1000m repeats, kettle bell workouts

Thursday – Swim 8x 25m sprints, high cadence threshold on the bike, weights

Friday – Run 10 x 400s

Saturday – Long run hitting all the zones, 9 miles, Yoga for Runners

Sunday – Indoor trainer ride (this was the hardest of the week)

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Totals:

Swim – 3250m

Bike – 51.5 miles (3 hours 20 mins)

Run – 27.8 miles (5 hours 8 mins)

Money Spent:

2 pairs shorts, 2 pairs running socks – $141.21 from Under Armour.

 

 

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One thought on “Why I TRI – Week 4 of 30

  1. Oh dear girl. I am so super proud of you for following your passion and that you have such a great support system in your family as well.
    I can totally relate to the FEELING ALIVE when training. It’s your passion, it lights you up and that is awesome that you have found that. That is how starting running, then training for my first half marathon and first full marathon were. Then after the marathon 2.5 years ago, I just have had a really hard time bouncing back due to health/injuries. However, I am SLOWLY working my way back now and plan to do a half marathon in October and I cannot wait to start the training process!!!

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