Friday, May 24, 2013

May Challenge Update

While I don't talk about it much these days, I have managed to stay fairly active.  I set a goal in May to complete four workouts a week to help me get into shape for triathlon training.  So far I have kept my goal fairly well...
Last week was kind of a bust.  I actually had all my workouts planned but then life happened.  Eleanor was in the hospital and after no sleep on Friday and the 5k Saturday morning I had no energy to follow through.  So I skipped both my strength and the bonus last week.  I keep telling myself I am going to count the 5k alone as a bonus workout and night in the hospital as a test of my personal strength so it counts.  But in reality it doesn't.  My challenge is a bust!

But I'm keeping with it.  This week I have completed 3 of the 4 required workouts.  Tomorrow I am biking 20 miles with the Coolbreeze group and if I feel peppy maybe we'll go for a hike in the afternoon to round out the bonus work out too.  I'll wait until the end of the month to decide if I still get my reward despite not finishing my workouts last week. 

Since I only have a week left to go until the May challenge is over, I am looking up triathlon training plans to get me started in June.  Training for a triathlon is time consuming and requires double workouts (bricks) and lots of time on the road, on the bike, and in the pool.  I am excited but also nervous about fitting it all in.  Of course it will be easier once Alex is home during the day (2 more weeks till school is out!).  Then I won't have to work around nap schedules anymore!

Any suggestions for triathlon training plans?  I'm looking at Swim Bike Mom's ebook now.  I like her flexibility and she is just so funny!  Once I have my training plan figured I will be sure to post here. 

I am already so excited for my first triathlon and it isn't until September, so I'm thinking of putting a few other races on my calendar.  Maybe another Ramblin' Rose event.  I'm thinking Winston-Salem, so we can stay with my in-laws.  There is also the Lake Norman Excursion which is a 5k run followed by a 40 mile bike ride.  I am excited for that event in July.  Any other races out there that maybe I should look at?

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