Training Diary – Week 1

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A few months ago I started thinking about my next challenge. I like to have a challenge! Here are a couple of the things I’ve already ticked off my list:

  • Bungee jump – in New Zealand with A J Hackett (the original bungee jumper) looking on
  • 1,000km charity bike ride through Thailand
  • The London Marathon – completed twice and faster at age 50 than I was at age 27
  • The Great Wall of China Half Marathon
  • First triathlon – a sea swim which was so rough I thought I might drown – placed 2nd

Because of that first triathlon experience, swimming has become a scary option for me. But, never one to give into my fears, I decided that competing in the Outlaw Half Distance Triathlon in May 2016 would be an enormous challenge for me. So, what is the Outlaw Half?

  • 1.2 mile swim
  • 56 mile bike ride
  • 13.1 mile (half marathon) run

I have a new training plan and each week I will be discussing how my training is going against my plan.

So, for this first week of training I have to complete the following activities:

  • Swim – 2 sessions including my swim lesson (I’m still a bit rubbish at swimming front crawl!)
  • Bike – 1 x long ride, 1 x turbo session and optional 1 x hill session
  • Run – 1 x off road, 1 x interval training
  • Strength & Conditioning – 2 x PT sessions

Plus I’m going to throw in a Pilates session after tonight’s turbo.

I’ll let you know next week how it’s gone and my tips on how to incorporate and complete all of these sessions in an already busy life!

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