So I took the plunge and registered for the Irongirl Duathlon! And last week was my first week of “training”. I am using this race as a warm-up to the triathlon(s)? I hope to accomplish next year. Either way..Here’s the training plan I found, and I crossed out what didn’t happen and wrote in what I did instead.
As a reminder, I teach yoga sculpt on Monday mornings 6 am and Wednesday nights 5 pm. Therefore I’m reducing some of the runs and the strength training sessions to ensure my body doesn’t give out on me.
40 Minute Run Taught Sculpt in the morning. Afternoon: 5 minute warm up walk, 30 minutes Galloway Method (4 minutes running 1 minute walking).
Run 30 minutes, Teach Sculpt.
Run 20, Bike 45, Run 20. Bike 30ish, Run/Walk 10ish.
Bike 1 hour
Strength, Walk 2 miles
Sunday: Bike 1 Hour = 12 miles, plus walked 4.5 miles.
So I didn’t exactly follow the training plan. But the bike ride on Sunday felt really good!
Here’s this week’s schedule.
45 min run, Teach Sculpt in the morning. Afternoon golf 9 holes, walking/carrying clubs.
Tuesday: Rest (I hope to bike to work).
Wednesday: Run 30 min, Strength. Teach Sculpt.
Thursday: Run 20 min, Bike 1 hour, Run 30 min. (not gonna happen, I hope to walk .5 mile, run .5 mile, bike 5 miles, run/walk 2 miles).
Friday: Bike 1 hour. (might just be biking to work and back).
Saturday: Rest (might get a class in, or walk somewhere, I’ll be visiting a friend in St. Paul)
Sunday: Bike 1.5 hour. (doubt this will happen, driving home and then I have Miss Aitkin practice).
If anyone has tips for fueling on bike rides, please share! I drank about 8 oz of water halfway through my 1 hour ride, but am unsure what I should do for rides longer than that….maybe I should finally buy a camelbak?
Could you put water bottle cages on your bike? I have two!
I have 1, and I’ve seen where you can add something so it has 2….I’m looking into purchasing a camelbak also/instead.
Great job with the training! I think it is perfect how you have adapted the training to fit your life. Awesome job hon!! Can’t wait to hear about further training progress.
Thank you!! It should be interesting, I bike 5.5 miles to work today, and it was slow!
woohoo awesome training!!!
I absolutely love my camelbak! Those things are great.
Which one do you have? I’ve read some reviews and can’t figure out what would be best for me. Also, have you biked or ran with it?