Triathlon Training

So I’ve started training for my triathlon. It’s 4 weeks away!

I feel a lot better this week than I did the last couple of weeks. I have gotten out on my bike and have almost done the distance required for the day. I’ve also done a few brick workouts, going from the bike to a run and gym/bike days. I feel I will now be able to complete the event, which is all I want to do!

Day/WeekMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
1st AprilRun ClubSwim ClubRun ClubSwim Club
Bike
Gym
Bike (5-10km)
Gym
8th AprilRun Club
Bike
Swim ClubRun Club
Bike
GymSwim Club
Bike (10-15km)
Highworth 5 Mile Race
15th AprilRun ClubSwim ClubBike
Run
HolidayHolidayHoliday
22nd AprilHolidayHolidayRun Club
Bike
GymGymSwim Club
Bike (15-20km)
Swim Club
Bike (15-20km)
29th AprilRun ClubSwim ClubRun Club
Bike
GymSwim Club
Bike (15-20km)
Swim Club
Bike (15-20km)
Gym
6th MayRun ClubSwim ClubRun ClubGymSwim ClubTriathlon!

My main worry the last week has been what to wear!

I’ve been looking online, but having no joy. So I took a chance this morning and headed over to a shop I’d been told about a while ago. However it was no longer that shop, but now a cycling/triathlon shop – Perfect!

I got there just after it opened and the guy (I wish I’d go his name) asked what I was looking for and I just decided to be honest and say what I was doing and what I was worried about. He took me round the shop and showed me different things and said to come back with my bike and they would show me how to change a tire if it goes out on the event. He was super nice and made me feel comfortable asking about things I am not sure about. No judgement, just encouragement for giving things a go. I feel so much better and a lot less worried than I did before. If you want a shop in Swindon for triathlon go to Origin Cycles!

I came away with something to wear too! A proper triathlon suit for less than £40! It fits perfectly and came with a sports bra (which I’m not going to wear as it’s not supportive enough for me for running).

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I also got a new water bottle and trying some SIS electrolyte powders – the tropical was nice, and still have the lemon/lime to try 🙂

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I also got a pair of triathlon shorts as they were on sale at £10. Though they would come in super handy for running or biking during the summer.
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The lovely guy in the shop was also telling me some things that are nice to have, but will make a huge different – a race belt (need to get) and elastic laces! Haven’t put these on my trainers yet, but I’m guessing they will be great for the transition.

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It does feel weird wearing a tri suit but I took it out for a test cycle today and loved it. I also thought I didn’t look hideous in it!20130413-192510.jpg

it does show every curve, but, it didn’t ride up, it supported all over and was comfortable! Win win win 🙂20130413-192515.jpgSo based on today I am actually looking forward to doing this triathlon. It’s going to be hard, but I like a challenge and to push myself. Plus I’ve got my eye on a slightly longer one in September if this one goes well. Fingers crossed!

 

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