I have 7 weeks left until I compete in my first triathlon!!
SWIMMING:🏊🏾♀️ I am getting a lot better. Swimming really is all about technique. With running the more you do it, the stronger your legs and lungs get or with riding the more you ride the faster your get the stronger your legs get. With swimming I need to get comfortable with my breathing. I need to be able to keep my body in the streamline position and I have to master the kick. Once I get comfortable with all thee above is when I will start to really see gains when it comes to my swimming. So now that we know, Cassie and I have come up with some drills so that’s when I do my swim workouts I have a clear cut plan! Having a plan will force me to focus on the the fundamentals. Although swimming is the most difficult part of my training, my swim workouts are what I have grown to enjoy the most.
CYCLING:🚴🏾♀️ I am getting a lot closer to keeping a steady 15 mph pace when I ride. This week I will start using my clip-ins- they are really called clipless pedals, but what are clipless pedals? In short, they are pedals that you clip your shoe in so that you are able to utilize more key muscles throughout the pedal stroke. One of the major benefits of clipless pedals is that they help you go faster because you not only generate power when you push down on them, but when you pull up as well. Right now I am just riding with a flat standard pedal so I am generating most of my power via my quads while cycling. Once I put the shoes on I will be able to use both hamstrings and quads which will make me faster, because I will be combining both quad and hamstring power. I should be able to make the 12.7 miles within the 45 min window I am shooting for. The clipless pedals are dangerous and will take some time getting used to. I have had them for several weeks, but have been hesitant to use them because I do not look forward to falling, which will be inevitable. We are at week 6 of my training so I will begin using them now.
RUNNING:🏃🏾♀️ Overall I am getting better. The more I run, the more comfortable I feel. I will start incorporating brick training at least twice a week. A brick training session is when you train on two or more disciplines one after the other, with little rest or interruption in between. Week 6 I will focus on going from the bike straight into the run. Since running is my last event, I know my body will be in total WTF mode, so I need to start working on my mental toughness and a fully consistent pace. Sari and I have made changes to my running training plan going forward so now it's all about "JUST DOIN IT."
Fitchicsssss!!! Thanks for reading and watching. Again shout out to my team Britni, Sari, Cassie and Guin for holding me accountable!!!
If you want to go all out and try out my conditioning workout please do and let me know what your times are. Nothing wrong with a little competition.....