Is it just me, or has this week been dragging for you too? I can't believe it's only Thursday! It's been a long week, with a couple of late-ish nights at the gym. The reason for so many late nights is I finally pulled the trigger and signed up for my first triathlon! Since I've run numerous road races, participated in some bike rides as well as a duathlon, I felt a triathlon was a natural progression.
On Sarurday, August 16, I will be participating in the Timberman Triathlon in New Hampshire. I will be doing the sprint distance and I'm already very nervous! I know I'll be fine on the bike (the PMC two-day ride is two weeks before) and the run, but I'm sure the swimming will be the hardest part for me. In order to better prepare for the swim, I have signed up for swim classes at my gym. I already feel comfortable swimming freestyle and doing laps, but I really want to perfect my form so that I am more efficient and maybe a even a bit faster. And let's face it - I don't want to drown!
Last night was my first class and I am feeling pretty good about my ability. It didn't hurt that the instructor said I am a strong swimmer and that he was surprised I'd never taken lessons before.
Teacher's pet? So, between my weekly swim class and adding in extra spin classes, I have been getting home around 10:00 pm the past couple of nights. I know it will be worth it in the long run, but right now, I'm just plain exhausted. And hungry. Like, I want to eat ALL the things. I know that I will eventually get used to my new schedule, but in the meantime, I apologize to those who I am rude to or short with. Don't take it personally - It's only because I am hangry.
In case you're interested, I plan to post weekly workout recaps. Hopefully, this will help me better plan my workouts, as well as keep me accountable.
Hope you have a great Thursday!
Labels: cycling, running, swimming, Timberman, training, triathlon, workouts