Project Full Triathlon 2015: training – Week One

By | 13 January, 2015

All through writing that last chapter my brother-in-law has been texting me about his triathlon plans this year.

He is already planning a Marathon, a 5 k swim, 2 x 70.3 (half Ironman or “Irongirl” as I keep telling him) an olympic distance triathlon (these are what the Brownlies do and are effectively only quarter triathlons, or half an “Irongirl) a 14k swim in the Thames, a handful of off-road races, a couple of loch swims and a Greek training camp.

He had a crash on Christmas day and has written off his bike but to recover he has done 7km of swimming over the past 4 days.

Compared to this frenetic pace, since New Year’s Day have seen me upping my standard weekly excersise from a 7 mile run and game of tennis to:

  • 1 x session of yoga
  • 1km swim
  • 1 x 7 mile runs
  • 1:30hrs on the bike during which I cycled round a random mediteranean islandĀ  courtesy of Youtube

And I didn’t quite manage that both weeks – although I did do the run, the tennis and the yoga!

Also I plan to do only one competition and my warm weather training will be wearing a wooly jumper under my flourescent cycling jacket.

Of course this is only the start. I do plan to try a bit harder. For a start, although I know I can run the distance and cycle half the distance required, I have never swam further than 1 mile.

But I am mindful of the plight of my running partner Mike in Lisbon who blew up half way through training and was left walking the course: I don’t want to over do it.

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