WOTD: August 16-22, 2015 (Taper week to sprint triathlon)

8/22/2015 – Saturday REST. HYDRATE. EAT PIZZA. Pick up packet, check out course, make last-minute bike/equipment checks. GET SOME SLEEP. 8/21/2015 – Friday Rest, HYDRATE. Make a plan for race day. ¬†Pack your things, check your bike, charge your watch, make a schedule. Hang out with your in-laws ūüôā 8/20/2015 – Thursday Rest, HYDRATE. ¬†Run a mile if you get some free time. Go to a reception, enjoy dinner with…

August 25, 2015

WOTD: August 9-15, 2015

8/15/15 Some days you just have to “go with the flow.” ¬†Today I had a plan of a 10 mile bike to downtown, 10 miles back, and a 10 mile loop around an airfield. ¬†My 10 miles out started great until I ended up riding right in to a pack of triathletes in the middle of an olympic triathlon! ¬†They were extremely nice about it, but boy was I embarrassed!…

August 12, 2015

WOTD August 2-8, 2015

8/8/15 Got AT IT today on the bike. ¬†Long ride day with nutrition practice. ¬†GU (chocolate peanut butter) gel to start my ride, GU (salted caramel) at mile 7. ¬†I should’ve pushed this second GU to around mile 9, then another at 20, which is about 40 minutes (as they say on the package). ¬†Carried my aero bottle with just water and a bottle under me with Gatorade powder (orange…

August 8, 2015

11 Week Training to an Olympic Tri (Sprint complete)

The below is my training for an Olympic distance Triathlon on August 17, 2013. I completed my first sprint distance triathlon on June 2, 2013, and will complete a second sprint on July 13th. This plan is meant to begin from sprint distance capable (500 meter continuous swim, 15 mile bike, 3.1 mile run), not from couch. ¬†Also, I am not a licensed athletic director, physician, or qualified for medical/athletic…

July 15, 2013

5 Week Training for a Sprint Triathlon (fit for a Half Marathon)

This plan is meant to begin from half marathon running capable (13.1 mile run), not from couch. ¬†Also, I am not a licensed athletic director, physician, or qualified for medical/athletic advice. ¬†Most of my training plans come from plans I tweak from online, what works best for me, and what my husband suggests from his past experiences. ¬†Please consult a licensed physician before committing to intense physical activity. ¬†I am…

June 1, 2013