Saturday, June 4, 2011

changing gears

source:  Hal Higdon Triathlon
Here is the triathlon training plan that I am using as a guide, though I don't feel at all like I need to follow this exactly.  My main priorities over the next month and a half are to get on the bike and in the water as much as possible.  Swimming is my strongest sport so I know I can do fairly well on that portion of the race as long as I swim enough so that I can keep my breathing calm and collected and not start off the bike feeling tired.

As Sam always reminds me, a sprint triathlon is a bike race with a warm up in the water and a little run on the end, so riding my bike as much as possible is my best bet at having a good showing.  I am also told that biking is the best cross training for running, so it's a win-win all around.  I will also be using my Jillian Michaels' DVDs (much to Reed's delight), sit ups and push ups,  and the weights at the gym for strength training.

It felt so good to ride my bike this morning on the most beautiful day that Maine can muster.  It was a little chilly and a little windy and blue skies in all directions.

Susan and I rode 15.5 miles for our innaugural bike and felt fantasitc.

But I guess I need to work on my skills a bit, because everytime I ride my bike I get bike grease on my right leg.


SNW said...

me, too (with the bike grease)! and i commute daily. such a lady.

kristip77 said...

Where is it you two were biking? The trail in the picture looks nice!

Emilie said...

that's just my driveway! :) we rode on the roads.

Suzanne said...

Looking at your training schedule, I can totally see that you are a swimmer. Most triathletes give less attention to the swimming, and hope they can just wing it.