Triathlon Training : Week 2

Week two of training is officially in the books!  I hit a few milestones this week during training, in both my longest swim and longest bike ride.  Since I don't have much experience with either, pretty much every week is going to be a new PR!  It's been so much fun training so far, and I love the mixture of all the different activities.  

Here's a look at how my week of workouts went:


4 mile bike
I went out for a quick nighttime bike ride with Dan.  It was great and nothing too exciting happened!  We did get to see a pretty sunset, though :)



Rest Day!



4 mile run
This was such a hot and horrible run!  I was definitely struggling the entire time and took a few walk breaks.  Still adjusting to that heat, but I'm trying to remember how awful the winter was. That helps me not complain too much about the heat.

1425 yard swim
My plan was to swim for 30:00, which is my longest swim ever!  Every 500 yards I would take a quick break to walk a lap of the pool, but otherwise I swam nonstop the entire time.  I was really proud of myself for this swim! 


Rest Day!


4.11 mile run
If you ever want to run early in the morning- make plans with friends!  I planned out a run with Jessie earlier in the week, and by the time I woke up on Friday morning the last thing I wanted to do was go for a run.  But, I couldn't ditch her, so I complained a bit and got out there.  The weather was pretty cool but humid, but by the end we were both happy to have a run out of the way.  If it was up to me, I would have gone back to sleep and then probably skipped my run later in the day!  Yay for friends!


8 mile run
Once again I got out of bed early for a run in the humidity by making plans with friends.  I ran with Jessie and Maddie for 8 miles along the river (and ran into speedy Annette and Crystal!).  It was great to catch up with both of them and enjoy all the hungover people in their boats getting ready for the Kenny Chesney concert.


10 mile bike
This was my first double digit ride, and it was so much fun!  I basically did the same route as my run (plus two miles), and it was a perfect day out.  I practiced standing up while pedaling up hills and riding through rough terrain.  I had my mom and Dan along with me too, so it was a great ride all around.

1 hour Barre
In the evening (after doing some gardening) I went to a local studio for a barre restore class.  We did about 45 minutes of barre work (working the core, arms, butt, and legs in different segments) then 15 minutes of stretching.  It was a great way to end the week!

Do you like to bike ride?
Do you run with friends?


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