Just grinding along: Week 13 of triathlon training

Oh man,  it’s hard to keep yourself motivated and current on your training plan.  I’ve been doing pretty good with my bike and run workouts but it’s the swim training where I’m seriously lacking.  Getting to the pool,  undressing,  swimming,  showering, dressing again and getting to work is a huge time chunk.  Look at it this way:  If your workout calls for a 50 swim,  what you’re really talking about is at least 90+ minutes of time devoted to getting the pool time in.  That an hour and a half! My swim training is therefore falling behind and I need to get my ass in gear. Time to break out the wetsuit and go to Aquatic Park in SF, a superb open water swim area. I need to see how far my training has gone and how I do in actual open water. I just wish it wasn’t so damn cold…

Other than that,  the rest of it is going pretty well.  I’m currently in week 13 of my 34 week training plan.  The fitness it coming along and I’m starting to lose some body fat thanks to the longer and longer aerobic sessions that I’ve been doing.  My run is OK but I’m having problems with keeping my hear rate monitor at a reasonable level.  Oh,  and my Garmin 305 battery has decided to only give me around 3 hours of total charge so there’s no way that I can use it on an extended bike / run session.  I’m also depending on this unit for the actual 140.6 mile rate as well so I’m going to have to send it back to Garmin and have them fix it.  Triathlon costs so much $$$

Immersing myself into the lifestyle and really taking my training personally is where I find myself these days.  I’m constantly trying to squeeze in workouts here and there throughout the day.  I kind of feel like this guy in the video below but shudder to think that this is what I’ve become. What do I have in common with this dude? Well, let’s see:

1. I wear Newtons
2. I have a blog
3. I’m obsessed with my bike fit
4. I train on a bike trainer
5. I constantly complain about my aches and pains.
6. I’m always on the lookout for new crap to buy
7. I love triathlon to the point where it’s becoming ridiculous.

One Thought on “Just grinding along: Week 13 of triathlon training

  1. Milly skiles on April 17, 2012 at 1:43 pm said:

    Love the video…oh and your post was good too! I’ve subscribed now, so will follow more regularly.


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