teacupsandtrainers asked: Hey beautiful, just wanted to wish you luck for your triathlon! I've been watching your training and I know you're going to rock it! Don't worry about your gear or the technicalities, they'll all fall into place. Just do your best and we'll be so proud =) xxx
Training: Day 52
On the schedule: Run 20 minutes Tropical Depression Beryl came through today… meaning it rained allllll day long. So I was forced to the gym to run, but it was muggy at any rate, so I didn’t mind. Stats: Distance: 3.14 miles Pace: Not entirely sure—I did some interval stuff, but I did the first mile in 11 minutes, then I walked for 5, ran for 5, walked for 5, then ran/walked...
Training: Day 51
On the schedule: Bike 30 minutes Another day closer. Stats: Distance: 10.10 miles Pace: 4:13 Duration: 43:00, give or take I did pretty good—my average speed was 13 mph, which is a little faster than what I have been riding. I was going to swim today, but I honestly just didn’t feel like it. I could list off excuses, like I’m exhausted (true) and I have an exam tomorrow...
Training: Day 49 and Day 50
Day 49— On the schedule: Run 35 minutes, Swim 750 yards Yesterday was such an ‘eh’ day for me. I was tired, I didn’t want to do anything, I was at the beach. I didn’t run, but I did walk 3 miles on the beach. I walked about an hour, so I figure that’s at least better than nothing. I didn’t swim because I couldn’t get into a pool. In all honesty I...
Training: Day 46
On the schedule: Bike 40 minutes, Swim 900 yards NOT ONLY was it unbelievably hot and humid this morning… I also had to study for a quiz, so I rode the bike at the gym. I know that’s totally not the same as getting out on my ~real bike, but at least I’m working the same muscles, right? Anyways—I rode… Oh goodness, I believe it was 10.41 miles in 50 minutes. And as I...
Training: Day 45
On the schedule: Run 20 minutes, Strength workout Strength is really challenging for me when the gym is closed. So… I haven’t done it yet. I might before I get in bed… but let’s be honest, I probably won’t. I did run, though. Stats: Distance: 4.14 miles. Pace: Not entirely sure because I varied my walking and running since it was so hot. Duration: 54:00. It, like...
Training: Day 44
On the schedule: Run 15 minutes, Bike 40 minutes I know, I know, I know… these training updates are getting incredibly monotonous (who am I kidding, they’ve been monotonous since day 2), but in all honesty they’re more for me than anyone else—keeps me accountable, and keeps me working. Only 11 more—then I promise I will find better, more exciting, motivational...
Training: Day 43
On the schedule: Rest day Today mostly was a rest day. I guess. I did go out for a run around 5:30 because I had been studying for a few hours and I was starting to go stir crazy. Stats: Distance: 3.14 miles. Pace: 10:56. Duration: 34:27. I also did some resistance band/ab stuff this morning. 12 days until race day!
Training: Day 42
On the schedule: Run 50 minutes, Swim 1,000 yards By a show of hands, who’s surprised that the pool was not available today. Nobody? Nobody? Didn’t think so. Yeah, so the pool has been closed this weekend. It opens up tomorrow on the summer schedule, so I should be able to get some more swimming in over the next 2 weeks. I went to the gym because it was really hot, and I just...
Training: Day 40 and Day 41
I forgot to blog yesterday… oops. Just remember— no blog does NOT equal no workout! Day 40— On the schedule: Strength workout So yesterday I knew had to get in the pool… It had been, gosh, almost 2 weeks I think since I last swam. But I started with a run because it was surprisingly pleasant outside. Stats: Distance: 3.06 miles. Pace: 11:50. Duration: 36:19. I got...