I'm swim/bike/and running in 4 weeks and I'm so excited!!
This past week I:
•Swam once for 2000 yards. Was mad the storms came because I wanted to try an OWS.
•Ran once with a 6x 3.5 min walk/1.5 min run. And had no pain yippee!
•Cycled 6 times for 95 miles.
•Had 2 PT sessions for an hour each.
I started looking at sprint triathlon training plans to dial it in for the next 4 weeks but most of the ones I found were too easy or didn't seem to line up with what I am currently doing. I also can't deviate from my "return to run" program. So I decided to keep doing what I've been doing and just up the intensity/duration of my cycling and swimming. I do some bricks 3-4 times a week between cycling/running and cycling/swimming. I think I'm in a good place physically to feel confident and prepared for the triathlon on 8/10.
I have no expectations for the TRI other than HAVE FUN.
I ended up cycling and then running Saturday morning indoors. The run felt good- 3.5 min walking/ 1.5 min run (repeat 6x) I think the Cankle issues are finally starting to go away for good. PT + being patient with recovery (and not rushing back into running), plus diligence with my at home PT exercises are making a world of difference. I don't log the time I spend doing my PT exercises at home but it's probably a minimum of 20-30 minutes a day.
Saturday CB and I watched the Brasil game. I'm now bummed the World Cup is over but happy to not hear the "oooooo eeeee aaaaa" each time the coverage starts.
Sunday I rode outside. Figured I might as well start seeing how my gear feels on the road. I was excited to wear the pretty jersey Kim got me for my birthday :)
Cycling was as expected on a knobby wheeled hybrid bike. I've wrestled back and forth about getting slicks (tires), but decided I'd rather spend the money on a new road bike if I decide to pursue triathlons after August.
I tried out one of the 2 possible TRI shorts I bought (and would potentially wear) for Pleasant Prairie Triathlon and got chaffed in places I never knew existed. I cringed when thinking of how this might have felt had the shorts been wet from swimming first. I will try the other shorts soon to see if they are better. Fingers crossed!
After cycling 14.5 miles outside I cycled to the pool and got to wear this schweet skull swim cap Kim also gave me for my birthday. The older Chinese ladies at the pool were clearly intimidated by me. Hehe I'm convinced it made me faster and feel less out of breath for the 2000 yards...
We zonked out post frisbee and watched the Germany- Argentina game. CB chose Argentina to win but obviously he was wrong.
Looking forward this week workout wise:
•I want to do at least 1 OWS.
•Complete level 3 of "return to running" by walk/running 3 times this week pain free.
•Cycle more than last week & with higher intensity.
•Cycle outside a few more times.
•Swim at the pool 1-2 times and focus on breathing and technique.
•Keep researching triathlon stuff so I feel confident for Pleasant Prairie.