"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."

~ Anonymous
(taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Triathlon Training

I got my training schedule from my coach and can I just say, "Holy cow!" And this is supposed to be my "easy week" to allow me to recover from the marathon. I could quite possibly be in serious trouble.

Here is what I have done so far this week:

Sunday: Run 26.2 miles - Napa Valley Marathon (hee hee one more opportunity to say that!)
Monday: Rest (Thank God)
Tuesday: 1500 yd. swim (Very unmotivated to do this, but my new h2oaudio iPod case helps a lot!)
Wednesday: Bike 45 minutes (did this with hubby, did 11miles for a total of 45 minutes)
Thursday: Run 20 minutes/weight training whole body 8 exercises, 2 sets of 12 reps for each exercise (Run SUCKED! My were legs very tired. The weight training was lame. I only ended up doing 5 exercises, 2 sets each for 12 reps. I felt totally uncomfortable in the weight room and didn't know what machine to use or how to do all the exercises she assigned.)

Here is what she has planned for the rest of the week:

Friday: Rest (Thank God, again)
Saturday: Bike 1 hr 30 minutes (How is this a recovery week?)
Sunday: Trail Run Clinic with Tri Training group. (I am totally scared and intimidated. I DO NOT want to go, but I will)

Next week is worse, much worse. Yikes!

I have also decided to bite the bullet and, at the recommendation of my coach, I have signed up for a pre-masters swim class on Tuesday and Thursday nights. This will start on the 18th. I am determined to avoid the nightmare that was Pacific Grove Triathlon Swim 2007.

I am a smidge overwhelmed.

1 comment:

Calyx Meredith said...

OMG - I never thought about puking from the surge! I'd read references to people getting sick but I just thought it was because they swam so hard. I knew I didn't have to worry about THAT. But how could I have forgotten about the surge? I always have to take dramamine before I dive to keep from getting sick, but it never once entered my head to worry about motion sickness in triathlon.
I want to do the PG race so badly - but every day it seems like I find something else to worry about that I hadn't considered! How do people survive being newbies?!! Did you feel like backing out the first time you signed up for PG? As much as I'm panicking (=a whole lot!!) - it helps me to keep reading. At some point I'm going to run out of hurdles, right?? Thanks for the links to your last year's race and the video of the start. AND thanks for the links to blogs you read. You've added to my worries and my must-read list this morning! :D