Triathlon training updates and more
2 weeks to go until the Lobsterman Olympic Distance Triathlon. This will be my 3rd triathlon. I am excited to race because the Olympic Distance will be short compared to the Half Ironman. I am also excited because my roommate from senior year in college will be racing too so it will be great to catch up! Not only is the Lobsterman a great race but all finishers (who sign up ahead of time) are treated to an amazing Lobster dinner post race. Last year this lobster was perhaps the best thing that I had ever tasted . . . the taste of victory! I had finished my first triathlon.
The Lobsterman Triathlon is also a fun race because it takes place on the coast of Maine right near Freeport which means there may be some outlet shopping during the weekend. Last year we stayed at a great bed an breakfast right in Freeport which isn’t too far from the race start. After the race we headed to Portland Maine for some R & R and delicious food. We spent some time wandering around the Old Port checking out the cute little boutiques. And a delicious cupcake shop.
Then we had dinner at Central Provisions, an incredible Tapas style restaurant. This was definitely the perfect way to wrap up the weekend and to refuel after an awesome first triathlon. I am already thinking that we may have to revisit the same pre and post race plan as last year including our dining choices.
Ok, so you can tell I am getting excited for a fun race weekend in Maine but you are probably wondering how my training/recovery has been going since the Timberman Half Ironman. Last weekend I was convinced to run a 20 miler with my friend Bridget which probably wasn’t my best decision. While I felt pretty good on the run I started off the week feeling sluggish and tired. I took Monday and Tuesday off because I was tired and also because my kids and I were trying to squeeze in the last few moments before school started on Wednesday. On Wednesday the kids headed off to the first day of school with my youngest starting kindergarten and my oldest heading into second grade. While I can’t believe my youngest is now in Kindergarten I am excited to have them both at the same school because the cuts down my drive time hugely. It is also great to get back into a regular routine.
Here are the rest of the workouts from my week:
- Wednesday: 5o minute base run
- Thursday: 1 Hour bike ride and strength training
- Friday: 3o minute easy trail run. I was feeling run down so I skipped hill intervals and shortened the run.
- Saturday: Brick Workout–2:10 minute, 29 mile bike ride, 20 minute run
- Sunday: Rest Day. I skipped today’s work out because I am having an issue with my back again. My lower back has been in spasms all day. This seems to be a similar issue to last fall due to tighness in my piroformis and glute med. Hopefully this does not become a chronic issue again. I am going to take it easy for the next couple of days in hopes that this back problem resolves. My fingers are crossed!
What was your training like last week? Are you struggling with any current injuries? What races are you looking forward to this fall?
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