Let's Tri This Again
It's about that time again- I decided to sign up for more triathlons! I had so much fun last year at the Wrightsville Beach Sprint Tri that I decided to get an annual membership to USTA Triathlon and sign up for a few more races this year. Not only am I doing Wrightsville again, but I have a variety of other races I want to do! The first race is at the beginning of June which feels far away but also very soon, so training starts now. Here's a look at how my first "official" week of training went.
1500 yard swim
I can't wait until the pool in my neighborhood opens again, because while I've been enjoying swimming over the winter at my gym it's such an ordeal to actually get a workout done! It's only a 15 minute drive, but that's still an extra 30 minutes to get there and back, then time to change and shower, and also try to find a lane because it always seems to be busy. I definitely am glad I have a place to swim now though and have been trying to go longer to make the time commitment and money I spend going to the gym worth it! Today was one of those days that I wanted to stop after about 500 yards but pushed myself to keep going. I'm really proud of this swim because last year during training I only got this far twice, and I'm already there!
I was supposed to meet up with my morning run group, but I just did not have any energy this morning! I knew I needed the sleep so I cancelled on the run (which luckily everyone was understanding about) and took Selma on a long walk in the afternoon.
Back in January, I started going to morning bootcamp classes at my gym. I haven't been very consistent with it, but it's my goal to go every week (or try other strength classes). I really like this one because it's early but not too early, it's outdoors, and the exercises are always different. Class goes by really quickly and I love it!
3 mile Run
I went to my local run club tonight and Dan joined me! We did about a mile together, then I ran solo for a bit until I caught back up to Dan and we ran back together. It was a great run and I've been enjoying having a run club so close to me! I still go to my original run club that I found when I first moved here, but since it's so far away I've been going less frequently and trying to find ones closer to me.
Sunrise yoga is back and we had a gorgeous sunrise to welcome us back! Class today was pretty tough and I was exhausted by the end of it! We seemed to work every muscle and I was shaking so many times. Defintely a great workout and a reminder to get back to more regular yoga classes.
It was such a nice day out, so I went to the lake during lunch for a quick kayak break. I just got a new foldable kayak (since my inflatable one no longer stays inflated...RIP) and this was the first trip out. I really liked how quick it set up and tore down, and it was really comfortable! The water was pretty choppy and it was rough out there so I didn't stay too long, but I love being on the water!