I’m officially starting my “training” this week for my 70.3 in August with a sick day. Not a great way to start, but perhaps it’s good to get some time to myself to plan out training and get myself organized.
I’ve been pretty disappointed with my progress over the last few months, so I went back in one of my older entries that outlined my long-term plan to see how I’ve actually done so far. This is what I wrote on Oct 20.
Now - December 31:
1) Heal my achilles tendon
2) Focus on swimming - drills & basic body position
3) Bike & run only if my ankle allows me
4) Lose weight - since I can’t do major training, this is a good time to do it
5) P90X for strength
1) My ankle is better, but not perfect. I have started running a tiny bit, but still working on strengthening & stretching my ankle to manage the pain. — success, sort of
2) I have focused on form and have started working on breathing out of both sides which is coming along well. Also signing up for a tri swim class at the Y starting this week. — sucess
3) Only a few bike sessions and no running. I could have biked, but just didn’t. I couldn’t have run because of my achilles. — fail
4) Lost no weight :( — major fail
5) I did the p90x for the last few months and have clearly gotten stronger. — success
So I’m not exactly where I wanted to be, but I can work with it. I still have some time to drop a few pounds while I get back into a real training schedule.