LATEST TRAINING UPDATES
Well my second week was definitely better than my first I feel as though I am getting into the swing of things.
Monday I went for a lunchtime swim and did another 12 laps and was able to swim each 25m without stopping. That’s some progress in a week! I’m feeling a lot more confident, which is what I needed especially with swimming.
Tuesday I went for a run with the support of my 12 year old cycling along beside me. Killing two birds with training and quality time
Wednesday I tried out Bray for a sea dip and it was a lot calmer than the Cove last week so I managed a decent swim as my confidence continues to build.
Thursday my amazing hubby arrived home with a new bike so I gave it a test run and did my first brick as I squeezed a wee run in afterwards. My legs felt very odd and I had pins & needles in my feet but I hope it will start to feel a bit less weird as I practise more.
Friday = rest day, I rewarded myself with a glass or two of Bulmers. All work and no play makes Katie a dull girl
I’m looking forward to meeting the gang down at the Cove for another sea swim on Sat. And getting more time in next week on my brand new toy
My first week of training got off to a slow start. I made it to the pool on Wednesday and managed 12 laps, but before you get too excited I only managed one without stopping! I am overthinking my breathing so have enlisted the help of a friend, Vicki to come with me next week and give me some pointers. I was exhausted after the swim session as I had forgotten how energy sapping swimming is – even though I should know as my kids always sleep like babies after spending any time in the pool. Give me a 10km run any day over a few laps of the swimming pool
I followed my semi successful swim session with a 5km run on Thursday which was a breeze, but running is the discipline I enjoy the most. I have to try not to favour it in my training – thanks coach Alex for that nugget…
And then the thing I was dreading the most and has always interrupted any crazy thoughts of doing a triathlon… The sea swim!! We met as a group on Saturday morning at the Cove and after we struggled into our wetsuits, body-glided and de-fogged there was nothing left to do but bite the bullet and get into the water. I was totally surprised with myself and didn’t completely hate it! It was cold to start with, but once we got moving I could even say that I enjoyed myself! The waves weren’t fun, and neither were the mouthfuls of seawater, but I loved the buoyancy of the wetsuit and once I got into the swing of things I felt as though I was bombing along! Who’d a thunk it? Not me and definitely not my husband who has listened to me point blank refuse the Irish Sea for the past ten years! – I would go so far as to say I might prefer it to the pool…. I think with a lot more time spent in the pool and sea over the next 4 weeks I may just be able to crack the 200m swim… Watch this space