And today, February 17th, is the actual first day of our official training program. This year we decided to structure it differently; instead of doing several sprint triathlons leading up to an Olympic, we are kicking off the season with an Olympic (HITS Triathlon series in Hague, NY) on June 22nd, and our usual Olympic (Lobsterman Triathlon in Freeport, ME) in early September. It gives us the middle of the summer to do other things, such as GET MARRIED!
I plan to blog on a regular basis about the training: the program, difficulties, achievements, gripes, excitements, etc. in hopes that fellow triathletes will read and share their experiences. I also hope that future triathletes read this blog and are able to get an honest understanding of what being a triathlete entails. I would LOVE comments/questions, so comment away in the section below! Endurance sports take a unique dedication, and connecting with other endurance athletes always provides me with a sense of being understood, and supported. I hope to be a source of information, support and encouragement for other endurance athletes out there!
This week’s challenge: The big challenge for week 1 will most definitely be to get used to fitting the volume of training required into my schedule. It is a pretty big challenge to block off hours every day for a spin class, run, or time at the pool. Getting used to this new routine will probably take all week. Adjusting food intake, sleep, etc. will also likely be a challenge this week. BUT I can say I got my 45 minutes of cycling done today, and it was humbling!!! Tonight, I will go home and stretch and do mobility work so that I can take on my bike and run tomorrow!