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Triathlon Training week 1 and 2

It’s been a beautiful week in Denver, pretty sunny and warm! I love it! I’ve been working less these last couple weeks and transitioning between working less and being more social with friends. It’s been a lot of fun, but it is a weird transition. I’ve had a few evening workouts because I’ve been too tired/sore *aka lazy* in the morning. It’s been a good balance though. Usually when I start training for a race I make a pretty serious calendar.

These calendars are hard copy (because I’m old school), and I like to log my workouts. I still have to make my calendar for this race, but I am being slow at it. I think my lack of urgency has to do with my fear of getting injured. I’m a little worried if I make a routine that I will get hurt or have to deviate from it. Just thinking out loud over here.

I have a few goals for triathlon training though:

1. Swim 1 to 2 times a week
2. Do one longer combined workout a week (where I do two activities such as bike then run or swim then bike)
3. Continue to foam roll. I found a good foam roll workout yesterday that I want to incorporate into my regime.
4. Avoid injury and listen to my body when it bothers me. This may cause me to train a little less than I hoped, but I want to finish the race healthy.
5. The race is June 3rd, and no one wants to start the summer with an injury. Especially with all the fun trips I have planned. Oops this isn’t a goal, just a fact.
6. Drink lots of water, this week I realized I haven’t been drinking as much water at work. I need to bring my big water bottle back and start filling it 3 times before I leave for the day. Good thing I got a new water bottle in the mail last week. It’s one of the cold water bottles.
7. Keep up OrangeTheory every week.

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Race Day Goals

A. Stay calm while swimming, this is going to be more important on race day in the open water. Last race, I freaked out a bit in the water, and I know that caused me to lose energy for the bike and run.
B. I’m still trying to figure out my final time goal, but I’m hoping for 3 hours. I have some new bike shoes which I think will help, and I feel a lot stronger for the swim. My sprint time was 1:48, but I’m hoping to gain some speed with this training. Realistically I would be happy with a 3:15-3:30 race but we will see!

Just writing this, I am getting more and more excited for race day! Can’t wait to share more about my training and eventually race day with you guys. Have you ever done a triathlon?

Also, check out 2017 race calendar and #fitlife
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Thinking out loud today!

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