The Road to Mountain Man Race Week!

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!

Trying out Relive and it looks promising!

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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!

 

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