I had a good weekend starting to train for my triathlon! It’s a sprint triathlon, so I know I’ll be able to endure the distances. Now I want to work on my speed. Since I don’t always have time to train two sports in one day, sometimes I will choose to train longer distances for one sport. That’s what I did this weekend.
Seven mile run on Friday…
…that was actually really tough! My Garmin shows a 9:55 pace, but I ran on a main road, so I had to pause occasionally when I got stuck at a red light. I’m not going to lie, I welcomed those few short moments!
On Saturday, I went for a 15 mile bike ride! This was my first time biking on the road in a few years, so I went with my friend Andy. I was reaaaaally slow on the uphills, and will definitely have to work on them. I kind of hate biking, but am trying to stay positive.
I’m not following a training plan for this race because my training will depend on when I can have William watched. I hope to train each sport at least once a week, along with a BodyPump class or some type of weightlifting. Something I love about the Tour de Kirkwood triathlon is that while they do score and time the event, they don’t have awards in the traditional sense. “Everyone who participates wins.” They pride themselves on having a positive, safe, athlete friendly environment. That being said, I do still want to improve my time from my last triathlon, so I will do my best with training!
Since I’m still very much a newbie to the sport, I reached out to my fellow FitFluential Ambassadors for some tips. They cover a wide range of topics:
Looking for something specific? Check out the first two posts as they are broken down into more individualized categories; I’m sure you can find what you’re looking for!
- TONS of Triathlon Tips
- TONS of Triathlon Tips Continued
- General Triathlon Tips
- Race Week Triathlon Tips
- Sprint Triathlon Training Plan
- 2 Indoor Cycling Workouts
- Triathlon Transitions
- What Do I Need For My First Triathlon
- Bike 102: Bike Basics – Before, During and After a Ride
- How to Change a Bike Wheel
- Cycling Safety Tips on the Road
As for William? He’s doing his own training…
For what? I’m not quite sure. But that kid is all over the place. Never stops moving – just like his momma! Future athlete in the making!
Have you ever done a triathlon? If not, what’s stopping you?! If yes, what’s your #1 tip you can give to a newbie?