Well well Well
Okay- my Tri is in 12 days. I’m not 12 days away from being ready. If I’m honest, I’m 20+ days away from being ready. But I’ll be there at the starting line and I’ll give it my all.
What’s Going Well –
Riding – I’m loving my new bike and shoes.
Running – I’m feeling strong and able to run AFTER doing other endurance training.
Swimming – As always I’m strong here without tri-ing (LOL) and had a great easy swim last week.
What’s Not Going Well:
Riding – My knees – I’m not trained on lactic acid management
Running- My knees – see above – and just all around tightness
Swimming – Goggles – they either let water in, or they are pressing so hard they hurt. Ugh.
What I Need:
Riding – I need to get on a spin bike a few times these next two weeks and work on managing lactic acid.
Running – Music – It is one of the key things to keeping me going during the hot, end of a training day.
Swimming – Better goggles – but it isn’t happening – so I deal.
What I’m Going to Do:
Riding – Spin!
Running – Just keep doing it- and maybe buy an arm band
Swimming – Just keep doing it – I can’t wuss out on swim training because of goggles.
Yesterday I did a 6 mile bike and then a 4.3 mile run – and I felt great! I felt strong and connected to my body. I started to think about my time at the race and what I’d aim for. Trying to piece together how long each activity will take me. I think aiming for under 2:45 is easy. I’d like to be at or below 2:30 – but I don’t want to set my self up for failure. Hmm. In 2008 at my peak after serious training I did it in 2:02, and then the next year with some training, but not as much I did it again in 2:02 – so maybe I’m selling myself short. We’ll see! (now of course I’m thinking about how I can get to that time again).
Anyway- if you want to follow along in my next two weeks of training friend me on runkeeper! http://runkeeper.com/user/AdrienneBarnard/profile