- In week 3, I was limited to only 1 out of my 3 scheduled swims. I had a bit of a nasty cut on my ankle and got a pretty good scare that it might be infected. Public pools are a breeding ground for this type of thing, so a trusted Dermatologist client of Jen’s told me to stay on dry land for most of the week. This meant sacrificing all but 1 swim. I plan to make up for that this week.
- Some personal family things came up in the 2nd half of the week, and my workouts (along with my work and everything else) went to the wayside. I spent the weekend struggling with a very significant loss in my life, and it truly has been hard to motivate myself to do very much. I DID manage to swim 1,000 yds. on Saturday evening and get a 20 mile spin class done on Sunday morning.
Achievements/Successes: All in all, in week 3 I was able to Run 20 min, 25 min, and 30 min/ Bike 20 miles, 20 miles/Swim 1,000 yds. I think this was successful week of training when I take into consideration all the other challenges life presented. I have been taking time to remind myself that life is about balance, and that training for a triathlon is only one aspect of my life. Life, much like endurance training, is a lengthy journey that includes surprises, injuries, victories and more.
Next week’s challenge: The challenge for week 4 will be to gain focus and put 100% into my workouts. I will try to let good energy and positive thoughts carry me through a difficult time, and do the BEST I can to keep up with my assignments. It is a scheduled taper week, but I am going to try and repeat as much of week 3 as possible, so I make up for what I missed last week.
Please feel free to comment and share stories about your training as well! Pose questions, leave feedback, etc. I would love hearing from you!