twitter or Instagram feed you'll know that I'm training for the RocketChix Triathlon in July. This is a good beginner's triathlon race and I'm excited to be doing my very first one. It's 350m swim, 12 mile bike, and 2 mile run.
Of course I went through and read up on tri-training and put together a training plan (based on recommendations). You can see it here.
Training for a triathlon has definitely been a serious commitment. Having to be flexible with my schedule but strict about making the time proves to be an exercise is planning. Especially when the workouts become hour long events. Also, I don't have a pool so going to the gym has become more frequent.
I'll admit... I hate biking. I've never been a fan. Maybe it's because I've never had a really good bike or just cause I don't like the way my ass feels after, but it never appealed to me like running. So doing this triathlon is my way of breaking the mold (check out Katherine's guest post about Trying New Things) and doing something different.
It's been a ton of cardio and I haven't been able to go to my HIIT training class (Art of Strength) in a while cause my days are filled with running or biking or swimming. So I miss that.
Eating paleo is tough as well, I'm used to having quick energy to burn when running and now my body is rewired. Plus life gets crazy and of course I have to just grab what I can. I haven't really lost much weight either, but am definitely seeing a change in my heart rate and endurance - so I'm not complaining. Sigh. The weight loss is becoming more and more difficult... but i'm not focusing on that right now. Right now - it's tri-time.
Overall after about a month of tri-training I'm loving the plan and doing well. Week 5 (this week) is the toughest, so we'll see how that goes and I'll keep you updated.