Official training time
This week was the "official" start of my triathlon training! I found a random beginner plan online and will be adapting it for myself, but my basic goal is to run, bike, and swim at least 2 days a week each. Hopefully will be adding in more distance and speed intervals as the weeks go on, but I'm excited to get started! Here's how the week went-
2 mile hike
We spent Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday morning at a Getaway cabin in Asheboro, and decided to go on a nearby hike this morning. The entire trip was so much fun- the cabins are like tiny homes but have a mini kitchen and full bathroom with running water! The beds are super comfortable, there's AC, and the views are beautiful. Highly recommend if you want a weekend away or just to "getaway" for a bit. The hike itself started at the NC Zoo and was very pretty and a bit challenging! The rest of the day we relaxed while we got stormed on - provided for a very cozy day where we played card games, drank wine, and read!
3.2 mile run
It's my birthday and I just turned 32 so I had to run my age in miles (the easy way...no way I'm doing 32 miles!). Dan joined for about 2 miles of it and I felt so great the entire time and really enjoyed it.
1/2 hour tennis
After the run, Dan and I played some tennis at a local park. It was my first time actually being able to hit around and play since I started my lessons and it was so much fun! It's definitely way harder having someone actually hit to you instead of being tossed the ball softly. It was a workout!
2 mile run
My original plan was to swim in the morning, but it was drizzling with threats of heavy rain and storms starting at any time, so I decided to do a short run instead. It was so humid out- I almost wished it would start pouring on me to break it a little bit!
750 yard swim
It stopped raining around lunchtime so I decided to sneak in a swim! There were a few people at the pool which made me a little nervous since I'm still not very confident in my swim, but decided to just not care and go for it anyway. I ended up having a really good swim and went further than I've gone this cycle! It was good to see that the work I've been doing wasn't undone by a week off of swimming.
Easy effort longish bike ride at lunchtime! It was HOT out though so it was still tough. Loved being out there and the greenway I went on was empty!
Humid morning meant another slow and short run. I was so tired after that so I added on a walk just to recover a bit before starting my day.
There was a fun event happening at a local park with live music, food trucks, beer tent, and boat rentals! Dan and I decided to bike there and it was a lot of fun. We ended up renting a pedal boat and it was a beautiful night.
Quick run first thing in the morning and it felt pretty awful! I didn't really sleep that well (probably worrying about the dogs being OK) so this just felt rough. Got it done though!