Tri Training Tuesday #4–What To Wear?

If you missed any posts in the series:

Tri Training Tuesday
Tri Training Tuesday #2
Tri Training Tuesday #3

Last week was a bust. I don’t want to talk about it. This week promises to be much better. 

I got a run in this weekend (check out the vlog  here or here) and it went really well.  I’m starting to get my running groove back, and building a base, which is great since in July or August I’ll have to start training for my half marathon in October. 

This poor guy sat in the garage all week.

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I can’t say why I never pulled him out, other than being tired I really have no excuse.  He looks so sad, too. (See why I need a road bike, and why I’m so slow? haha)

Now, onto the big question – what should I wear for my tri?

Again, it is very short – 375m swim, 10km bike, 2.5km run.  It is June 16, so it the water wont necessarily be very warm, and I’m not sure if I’ll do another one so I don’t want to invest in a wet suit or tri kit until I find out if I really like doing  triathlons. 

These are the options I have come up with:

- shorts and a sports bra for swimming (throwing on a tank for the bike and run)
- shorts and a tank top for everything
- bathing suit for swimming, throw on shorts and tank for bike and run
- invest in a tri kit (not really an option at this point I don’t think)

I’m stuck and have no idea what to choose!

Help a girl out – what should I wear for a short triathlon? In Canada, in June?

Tri Training Tuesday #3

 

In case you missed one:
Tri Training Tuesday #1
Tri Training Tuesday #2

I didn’t get all the workouts in that I wanted to last week. I know, clearly I’m not as dedicated as I should be, but life does get in the way sometimes around here – which I don’t always mind truthfully! 

My bike ride was better last week, my runs were pretty good (except I need to find a backpack made specifically for running – the over the shoulder one I used on Friday chaffed my shoulder), and my swim was WAY better than the week before.  I didn’t panic while trying to breathe, and I swam 4 more lengths for a total of 400m.  I’m hoping that this week I’ll be able to string more lengths together, and do some 100m repeats. Fingers crossed. 

My favourite workout was definitely the 3.4km run to the pool, my swim, and then the 3.4km walk home in the most beautiful spring weather.  The walk had me really appreciate the beauty of my neighbourhood.  We have a lot of greenspace around here!

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Very pretty!

This week training kind of looks like this (kind of because this weekend is a holiday here in Canada, and that involves cottages and race cars and various other things so I need to be flexible with my workouts):

Monday – Off (mental health day! haha)
Tuesday – CrossFit
Wednesday – Off or CrossFit
Thursday – CrossFit + Swim
Friday – Bike + maybe CrossFit
Saturday – Run
Sunday – Run

Looking forward to swimming on Thursday – I definitely think I’m going to keep up with swimming after the triathlon.  I’d like to get better for one, and two it’s great cross training for everything else I do.

Hope your week is going well!

Do you sometimes take a mental health day? And are there backpacks made for running?? Help a girl out!

Tri Training Tuesday

You like that alliteration, don’t you? I’m so clever.

Happy May 1! I can’t believe it’s May already – it still seems like New Years was just here.  Time moves way too quickly for me these days.

May means – eye doctor and therefore new glasses, one month closer to my June specialist appointment, VACATION at the end of the month, and yes, one month closer to my try-a-tri.

Uh so I attempted to swim last week.  Attempted because I got dressed in my suit and went to the community centre pool (yes I did wear normal clothes over top of my suit, it is Canada and still cold here) at 10:30 like the times indicated for lane swim.  Although on this particular day they had decided to change it to 11:30.  So I left and came back at 11:30.  But there were no lanes put up, and the lane pool was full of older people (and a gentleman in a wheel chair?) and thus not conducive to swimming laps.  So I went home and had a nap instead.

This week I have a new plan of attack – I’m going to go to a different pool, at 7am, and hope that I can beat the crowd. And that maybe they’ll have lanes set up.

My training for this week will hopefully look something like this:

Monday – rest (I was just lazy, and tired from working 3 overnights in a row)
Tuesday – Run + CrossFit
Wednesday – Bike + CrossFit
Thursday – Swim + CrossFit
Friday – Run + CrossFit
Saturday – Bike + CrossFit (or just CrossFit – and if so then Sunday will be Bike)

I’m still not sure how many workouts a day is normal – I feel like a crazy person scheduling 3 in a day, but I’m hardly running 19miles, and I’m used to doing 2 a day fairly often.  If anything the CrossFit will go from 5 to 4 days this week, but I really need to get the 2 bikes and 2 runs in (oh and the swim, clearly).

Things I have learned so far:
- my bathing suit doesn’t look that bad on
- I’d really like a funky suit – kinda like this: http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/30423.htm?color=29915
- I need a new bike!!

On another topic – I was chosen to become a FitFluential Ambassador! I’m very excited to be joining the ranks of other inspiring, fit, like-minded ambassadors. 

Not sure what FitFluential is? Check out their site at www.fitfluential.com and read the “About Us” and “Ambassadors” sections.  I’m really flattered and honoured to be chosen!

Now back to bed for a nap (hard life, I know, but I work again tonight) then off for a run and then the gym.  Apparently we are doing Fran today – I’m going to be so sore tomorrow!

Fran

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Thrusters
Pull ups

Happy Tuesday everyone!