Firstly I just want to say hi!! Welcome! If anyone is out there, AWESOME! I know that this little spot of ours on the tinterweb is a bit ‘bare bones’ at the moment but I promise we will work hard to keep regular posts coming and get it filled out somewhat!
Now, onto the good stuff! The plan that we will live and die by for the next 8 weeks…
I know this plan is only geared towards me and Annina but it doesn’t mean that Sarah isn’t going to be sweating alongside us for most, if not all, of the sessions! Unfortunately she has really been through the ringer with foot issues over the past couple of years and there is yet more surgery to come at some point in the next couple of months, so to avoid any unnecessary pressure she is just going to follow her own plan, listening to her body as she goes, deciding whether or not to join in on this first tri as it gets closer to the time!
As for exactly when ‘the’ time is… there are a couple of options for our first foray into triathlons and we want to give it a couple of weeks training before we decide which one is better suited. You guys will know as soon as we do!
Back to the plan! As you can see we have really focused on our weaknesses, training in those areas 3 times a week, swimming is mine and biking is Annina’s. We’re both quite happy with our current running ability and also want to avoid injury so we have decided that no more than 1 long (ish) running sesh per week is needed. Just to clarify, the majority of these runs will actually be interval based runs at the local track. We both feel that (for now) these will benefit our speed and endurance levels more than just slogging away at a steady pace for miles on end! There are also shorter runs as part of brick (Brick workouts are where 2 or more of the 3 disciplines are joined together, so… a swim and a bike, with as minimal a break in between as possible. Or a swim, a bike and a run… you get the picture!) workouts to ensure that our legs are adjusted to making the transition between sports!
We LOVE our HIIT and so it will be a mainstay of our weekly routine! We have scheduled in one longish HIIT followed by a quick weights set per week however I have a feeling we might sneak in extra ones along the way! 😉
With this being our first time training for a triathlon I guess it’s all trial and error and we have all agreed (despite our competitive natures!) that we just want to get round this first tri without embarrassing ourselves too much! When (if) we find our feet a little more we will focus on actually racing.
I must admit, it’s kinda sinking in now, what we are setting out to do! Meep! Saying that I am more than ready to jump straight into todays swim!
Catch you soon, loves!