As I mentioned on Friday, I’m going to train for a triathlon again.
I’m really, really into strength training right now and love it so I’m not giving that up. I’m just going to add in triathlon training and work around it. I feel like this is possible because I’m doing a short triathlon. In fact, I’m doing the same triathlon I did before!
I learned a lot at my first triathlon. It was a great experience and I’m happy to repeat it and push myself to do better.
Last time I finished 106 out of 123. I know I can do better than that.
Last time I finished at 1:01. I know I can do better than that.
I felt so proud of myself when I finished the first time but I know that I can still do a lot better than I did. I want to do it again and improve my time. I want to feel that awesome feeling again when finishing.
The race is in April 2012. In fact, it’s on my birthday. That is actually what sealed the deal for me. I love having fun and memorable birthdays and I think a triathlon on my 26th birthday would be perfect.
I have over 5 months to train which is great because cardio and running wise I’m way behind. Right now I don’t plan to follow a strict training plan but instead just want to work on my cardio. In a couple months I’ll follow more of a plan and do brick workouts and all that. For now I’m just focusing on cardio. I started yesterday riding a bike at the gym. I’m going to start riding my bike everywhere again (when this rain goes away) and I believe my bike portion of the race will once again be my easiest. Last time I passed 19 people! In the rain!
The biggest thing I will need to work on this time around is my running. The race is super short so it’s not even a 5k run distance but I still didn’t run the whole part last time. By the end I was just too tired and ran/walk to end. That slowed my time down a lot so this time I’m going to focus on running, even when tired, so I can finish the whole race sans walking.
It should be good. I’m excited!