This weekend I achieved my first major milestone in goals I had set for myself. It is hard to believe that just a little over a year ago my only concept of exercise involved finding a remote control or getting up to get some chips. Now I am a triathlete! I am now in the best shape of my life, albeit a bit round still. But I can swim, bike and run with confidence for at least two hours.
The start of this adventure I realized I could not do anything but breathe heavy and get ready to call an ambulance if I did anything physical. So I started slowly, I trained to get to my training plan. I figured by October I would be able to start a proper training schedule. Armed with Friel‘s Triathlete Bible and the internet I digested everything I could learn about training. From this research developed my current periodization and race schedule. In October I started this training plan and occasionally made some mistakes. This weekend I finished the first major milestone of this plan and started my march toward completing a season of triathlon races. It has been a long road with some serious ups and downs.
2013 Triathlon Training By the Numbers (October to Today)
I did not include any of my taper time or mileage as it was so minor it was difficult to keep up with. I included the last triathlon in this summation and all the associated mileage. I think now that summer and spring are here I should have higher bike mileage. I also need to work more on my running. Overall I am pleased with the effort and intensity I have put into this training program. I believe now that I have a bit more experience in actual triathlons I should be able to better utilize the training and time I have to spend training. For my first season of serious training, I think the numbers are pretty good. I am still adding to these numbers and won’t finish till my last race in October. It is cool seeing the effort put into making this dream possible. Til next time.
- Early Bird Triathlon Official Numbers Are In (chatterdoesfitness.wordpress.com)
- First Triathlon Done…Not Quite the Race I Was Hoping For (chatterdoesfitness.wordpress.com)
- The Long Road (chatterdoesfitness.wordpress.com)
- I have decided to become a triathlete! (yestridow2.wordpress.com)