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Fitness Swimming Training

Getting back into the groove

Now that summer weather has finally shown up, I am finding it increasingly difficult to stay on top of my training. Changes at work have left me feeling drained and I don’t seem to have the focus I need to stay where I want in terms of training volume. Ironman 70.3 is at the end of the month and I really need to refocus over the next few weeks if I want to survive this massive race.

That said, I had a great swim this morning. I was chugging along on my last set and look down at my garmin to see that I had completed 700 meters when I was only aiming for 500. Always nice to see a little bonus like that.

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Fitness Swimming Training

Mile Stone…in the water

literally. I swam over a mile non-stop this morning. I needed the confidence boost. The pool was almost empty so I thought it would be a good day to test my total endurance. 2000 meters in 40:07 = 2:00/100 meter pace. I am really happy with my performance. I definitely felt sluggish during the second kilometer, but that’s another giant leap towards my end goal of a Half Ironman this summer.

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Cycling Fitness Race day Running Swimming Triathlon

Race day check up

I’m getting a little nervous, my first Triathlon is tomorrow. 500 meter swim, 17.5 km bike, 5 km run.Now I know I can easily do the distances, and I entered this sprint distance triathlon as an easy opening to the season. I wanted a simple race that would help me work out some of the bugs related to the sport before I dive into longer distance races. BUT, the weather is not cooperating.

At the start of the week, the forecast didn’t look that bad. But as we get closer, it keeps getting worse. Right now it looks like the race will involve -4C with 20kph winds and snow. NICE!

So far there is no indication that they may cancel the race, more like….bragging rights for suffering through such a soupy mess of nonsense.