I’ve decided to change the name of my blog. It was IMtraining, but since I’m training for a half, I thought it was a bit misleading. Plus, I’m not sure that you’d call what I’m doing right now “training”. More of a haphazard collection of workout failures with obstacles thrown in for fun. So now it’s “michele in transition”. See how...
Sponsorships being accepted
As I was online shopping for compression socks yesterday, it ocurred to me any triathlon-related company should be sponsoring me. Here’s why. So say you’re a compression sock company who sponsors an already super-fast, professional triathlete. Yes, they certainly pile on a lot of training hours which might speak well of your product, but they also have trainers, extra time for...
It’s already the 6th, so I should probably get started on this month’s goals. I’d like to start an official training program at the end of March, so I need to make sure I’m on track for that. 1) Long run - 3.5 miles or 45 minutes 2) Long ride - 20 miles or 1 1/2 hours 3) Swim - 1800 meters in 1 hour workout I’m giving up on a weight loss target. I did...
I’ve been consistently swimming since last summer, at least 2 - 3 times per week. I worked up to 1800 yards and was feeling pretty good about that. Because I was slow, I thought it would be a good idea to work on form to try to help get faster. I was also only breathing out of one side which I realized was not a good idea. First, I just started working on breathing out of my bad side....
I fucking hate swimming
January goal review
Just reviewed my January goals, not bad. 1) Swim lessons, increase form & endurance 2) Create workout plan that includes at least two runs & bikes each week. Three swims/week. 3) Focus on clean eating, drop 3-4 pounds. 4) Continue strength training, but incorporate more yoga. Continue ankle exercises and stretching daily. Swim lessons - yes. Better form, not really but trying....
Finishing up this shit-ass week with wine and a bowl of ice cream, which I’ll probably regret tomorrow, but for now I’m enjoying. I’d working on going back to school to get a graduate degree so I started some classes this week I need for prerequisites. It occured to me that the other undergraduates in the class WERE BORN WHEN I WAS WORKING ON MY BACHELOR’S DEGREE. ...
Feeling like a triathlete - finally
I’ve finally has a great training week where I hit all of my scheduled workouts and all three sports. I’ve been feeling like a fraud because I couldn’t run and I was lazy on the bike. Now I feel like a triathlete again. This really helps me to stay motivated. Skipping a workout doesn’t even seem like an option anymore. This week, I start taking a few college courses....