So as usual, I’ve been radio silent until the big week. I had great intentions of blogging about my weekly training efforts for my first Olympic distance triathlon, but the time just got away from me and here we are: first post less than a week before the race.
I’m excited and anxious. This is a big stepping stone towards my big goal race (Ironman 70.3 Arizona), and my very first destination race. Since my big goal is to finish these races safely and healthy, I hired a coach (Renee at Foundation Physical Therapy and Endurance Coaching) and I’ve been doing my best to get all my workouts done. I haven’t been as diligent getting my strength training in and I haven’t had 100% weeks, but I feel good and I’ve already experienced so much improvement in my biking and in general. I decided to go with Renee since she is also a local physical therapist. Since my piriformis injury from the beginning of the year, I’ve wanted to make sure that I do things right as opposed to what I think I should be doing.
I started back in April and I did a Splash and Dash to get a baseline for what I could do.
I’ve come a long way since then… Hill workouts
More open water swims
and all the running!
While I haven’t gotten 100% of my workouts in (travel, summer vacation for the kiddos), Coach Renee said I’m ready. So here goes!