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Swim. Bike. Run.

Posted by danger prone on Jan 7, 2009 7:09:43 PM


My training has gone pretty well, as far as I can tell. Here's a brief recap of my hits and misses and hopefully I'll get some feedback from anyone out there in the blogosphere.



Running: I figured this would be my strongest event. I've been really inconsistent in my performance. I feel great some days, completing the training easily and without expending a lot of energy. The next time around I'll struggle on short runs. Two days later, I'll bust out my long run without a problem. I think I'm going to stick to the 5-minute run and 1-minute walk strategy for a couple of weeks.



Swimming: I'm surprised how my swimming has been since I began training. I missed the first few training sessions because I did not have access to a pool. I was feeling a bit nervous when I finally hit the pool. My brother, who competed in the Lavaman Tri in Hawaii last year, gave me a few pointers. I've managed to complete a 500 everytime I swim and I'm tired, but not totally fatigued.



Cycling: I have not put as much time into the cycling as I should. I've completed the training, but until this week it was on a stationary bike. I love cycling and am looking to forward to learning how to make my bike work for me. I'd appreciate any advice on proper shifting etc.



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