Hi everyone! Week #2 of Gold Nugget Triathlon training went pretty well, but I definitely needed an extra rest day this week. I haven’t trained for a race since last fall, so I guess it’s something I needed to ease into!
Monday: I did 30 minutes of swimming at my gym, which mostly ended up being 30 minutes of me dodging kids who weren’t being supervised and decided to stand in the middle of my lane and stare at me as I swam around them. Remind me not to go swimming for at least an hour after open swim anymore.
Tuesday: Swim class. I fully swam freestyle for the first time ever today which was crazy exciting!
Wednesday: My plan was for spin class, but it turned into a rest day. I think I went to bed at 8 pm because I was so tired!
Thursday: Swim class. They taught me how to use my arms correctly, so I feel like there’s so much I need to think about now. But my coaches were really happy with how everything looks, and they challenged me to do a full 50 without stopping – and I could! I’m still struggling to keep calm about my breathing but I’m really happy with the progress I’m making!
Friday: Rest day again because I was getting my hair cut! I probably took off like 8 inches which is a huge change for me.
Saturday: The snow and ice is finally all gone, so I went disc golfing with friends. It was so much fun and my arm was so sore the next day!
Sunday: I was planning on doing a super easy run/walk, but then I decided that I really needed to go for a hike instead. So we did 6 miles on the Turnagain Arm Trail. It was gorgeous, and we saw a bear and a moose which were both terrifying. Luckily neither animal cared that we were out there, but I was glad to get home safely!
This week, I’m planning on actually making it to spin class and to also ride my bike outside! I ordered a new road bike from Amazon and I should get it on Wednesday. I can’t wait to try it out! This week’s triathlon questions include:
- What must-have gear do you need for a bike (other than a helmet of course)? I know I’m supposed to get some kind of emergency kit to fix stuff, any suggestions on which one to get? And are gloves necessary?
- Where did you buy your tri kit and what do you like/don’t like about it? I’ve decided to get one to wear throughout the whole race but don’t want to pay a fortune. I’m leaning towards a Zoot kit from the REI outlet which is on a killer sale, but since I can’t try any on in person I’m afraid to make the purchase! If I’m a size small or medium in most of my workout clothes, I’m probably a large in tri gear, right?
- What do you do to warmup during a swim practice? I feel like I go all out the whole time and it’s probably a big part of why I’m always exhausted and out of breath! So what’s the “walk” equivalent to warming up in the pool?
How was your weekend? Did you do any hiking? I want to hear all about it!