Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Olympic Distance Here I Come!

Sunday, I signed up for my first Olympic Distance triathlon. The Washington DC Triathlon right here in lovely Washington DC, June 20, 2010. Of course, this means another lovely swim in the Potomac and this one will be longer than my last..... hmmm... Can we hope that we don't have torrential thunderstorms in the days leading up to the event? The debris factor in the river is high when it rains so much as well as a whole host of crap you would rather not swim in due to run off. A new distance and I will be in a new age group this time! Woot!

While I did want to do the Rev3 Tri in Knoxville, TN in May, the hills on that bike course just freaked me out. I didn't think that would necessarily be a good thing for me to do my first time moving up to Olympic distance.

I have continued to be consistent in my workouts (other that my weekend set back - see below). I ran last Thursday with the lovely folks at Fleet Feet Gaithersburg and ran at a faster pace ~11 min/mile ( that used to be an all out race pace for me not so long ago, not a training run!). I am getting to be a stronger runner! I like this! Friday evening, I had a happy hour date with the compu-trainer at the bike shop (Contes in Bethesda). I did 15 miles in a little more than an hour on a rolling hill course. My legs and butt were dying after being on the saddle for that long on the trainer, but it felt good overall! While I thought after a good run on Thursday and a strong trainer ride on Friday that my legs would be toast on Saturday, they were not. This is also a good thing! My stomach was toast on Saturday for some reason.... I was in bed all day barely able to keep water down. YUCK! Sunday I felt much better, but I did not go to swim practice since I had had basically no nutrition the day before.

This weeks schedule
Monday - strength train and core (on my own yesterday didn't make the core class)
Tuesday - Treadmill intervals (I am liking the run/ squat combo - I am doing half mile hard run, then 50 squats - I try to get to 2 miles total run and 200 total squats.) And a good stretch at the stretching class
Wednesday - strength train and core class day
Thursday - Run day - may get split into a ~2 mile run at lunch and then ~3 mile run in evening -since a long run day has been hard to get with the weather.
Friday - Light strength and core class at lunch, bike compu-trainer and/or an hour swim in the evening.
They are calling for crappy weather again for our weekend, so I am not likely to get a long run in on Saturday and swim maybe iffy for Sunday depending upon what the weather does.

Back to the desk job!

1 comment:

  1. Very exciting that you are doing an Olympic distance tri this year too. :)