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Triathlon training . . . I am loving it!

Triathlon training. A new adventure.

Energy is Contagious . . . Pass it on!

Energy is Contagious . . . Pass it on!

Triathlon training for my first Olympic Distance triathlon is underway and I am hooked.  As is typical with me now that I have started and am preparing for my first race I am already dreaming about bigger goals and contemplating a possible half Ironman . . .???? I guess I need to slow down and see how the actual race goes as at this point I still have so many big questions about racing. a triathlon.

Now that I have started training in the pool and on my bike in addition to my usual running my body is feeling happier. I love training for marathons but putting in most of your training mileage on your feet definitely puts a strain on your body.  The Boston Marathon was amazing but it was definitely fatiguing to my body. Also, the emotional work that I had to do leading up to and during the race was exhausting (I promise I still have a Boston Marathon Recap coming!).  I am finding renewed energy in my new focus!

Here is what I am loving so far about triathlon training:

  1. I love doing laps.
  2. I feel like a kid again when I hop in the pool to swim free-style.
  3. I love riding my bike with my friends.  They are truly inspirational and supportive and challenge me!
  4. Being on my bike takes me on new adventures and I am inspired by the scenery where I live.
  5. I love ending with the run! Hopping off the bike and heading for a run feels like I am meeting up with  my old friend!
  6. I love the intensity of working through a tough climb on a bike and then cruising on the way back down.
  7. Doing a time trial is actually fun (at least for now) because I have no previous times to compare to!
  8. I love the new soreness in muscles that I’d forgotten I have.

What do you love about triathlon training? Here’s to more swimming, biking, and running!

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3 responses

3 responses

  1. I love the challenge, it is hard work but the results are worth it. I trained for the first time today with a proper tri group and it was exhausting and exhilarating all at the same time! Enjoy your training, I am hoping to compete in my first one Olympic distance tri in November. (Our summer).
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