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 :)