Thursday, May 19, 2011

Being a triathlete is tough!

I am only half-way through my first week of "real" triathlon training and I am drained! I've been training for my sprint tri for about 6 weeks, but that was mainly half-marathon training sprinkled with some bikes and swims. This week I started doing 3 runs, 3 bikes, and 3 swims per week, at longer distances. It's exhausting! For now I have been running 5 miles, biking 15 miles, and swimming 1200 yards. I don't know how you triathletes do it! Good thing my husband is gone right now, he definitely would be a workout widow this week. I spend about 2 hours every evening working out. And I haven't even gotten to my long workouts for the week!

I am still having trouble speeding up in swimming. I have worked on my technique somewhat, but I am still SO SLOW. I wish they had mirrors in the pool so I could see what I look like and what I'm doing wrong. At least I am covering the distance, so I am happy about that.

I had mentioned before that while my husband is gone for a few weeks (4 days down, 19 to go!), I am using this time to focus on training and eating right. I am also using this time as a test. If I can make it through my new training schedule feeling good (and not going crazy or hating it), I get to sign-up for a longer distance tri in September! So hopefully the next 3 weeks go well :)


  1. Your doing great!

    Sshhhh don't tell anyone, I hardley ever get in 3 workouts of each a week. I'm lucky to get in 3 of any. :) I plan to better this year with the HIM on the books.

  2. I am very proud of you! Keep up the hard work Meg!

  3. Great job! That is awesome!! You are getting in some serious workout time. I usually split my workouts and do stuff in the am and pm. I'm up at 4:15 most mornings for a swim, bike, or run....and then more after work. It is complteley exhausting. I was supposed to swim tonight, but was just too beat....but now I have find time to work in another swim somewhere by the end of the week. Keep it up!

  4. @Julie - Thanks, that makes me feel better! I don't think I can keep this up!

    @Chris - Thanks hub! I miss training with you :(

    @Michael - Thanks! I may have to bite the bullet and start getting up early before work...I miss having spare time in the evenings. I can't believe you get up at 4:15 though! That is dedication!