February was another great month for me. I ran the Saturday 5 mile race 3 times, and had a PR in a cold and windy half marathon. My running confidence is UP!
But I did not only run, I also swam and biked.
I feel more comfortable on my bike, and can wear tri shorts for rides 2 hours or shorter. I have been doing a lot of big gear, lower cadence intervals as well as low gear superhigh (for me) cadence intervals and my legs have gotten really strong as a result. I also watched more TV than I thought possible, but for some reason I can't read on my bike, and I save my "good music" for my runs.
I also feel better in the water. I have been doing some interval training, mostly ladders and 300 or 400m repeats. I am not timing myself because my goal for the swim is not necessarily to be faster, but to swim the same pace I swam in August, with less effort. I know this is not the best strategy, but it is what I choose to do. I don't flip turn, I don't push from the wall, I swim continuously from one end of the pool to the other. One thing I need to work on is my kick. I forget about it and barely move my feet.
Most importantly, I still LOVE LOVE training!
RUN: 214. 5 miles (including a low week of 40 miles as taper)
BIKE: 20 hours (including a week of only 2 hour biking as taper for my half)
SWIM: 12 miles
Strength: 2 hours
Plyos: 6 sessions....skipped on a few
* 2.5 hour bike+5 mile run
* 2 hour bike+ 4 mile run
* 3 hour bike + 5 mile run
March will include a few running races, before I switch gears to triathlon only for my June race. I am hoping to be able to ride my bike outside - I am really nervous and hope that riding my tri bike outside will be just as much fun as it has been inside. I also hope I won't break any bones during the multiple falls I know I will take. Any tips about tri bike riding would be much appreciated!
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