A Week and a Half In

I officially started training with Coach Jenn about 10 days ago. How is it going so far?

I’m tired all the time.

OK, not really. Just joking. Kind of… maybe kind of not…

Biggest challenge? Coming into this cold after taking a month or two off from any sort of training. The multiple hour-plus stationary bike rides were killing me at first but I think I’m about back in saddle condition again, thankfully. I’ll spare you the details.

As for the running, adapting to “gotta go slow to get fast” has been an interesting mental challenge. The slow(er) runs are fine, but I feel like such a gimp running at those paces! I feel a little sad when I look at my pacing on Strava. But you know what? I’m already seeing results with heart rate management so that’s a good sign.

Haven’t done any swimming yet. I have been trying to be more diligent about my shoulder PT but must confess I’ve still been half-assing it in spite of my really good intentions. I think I’ll go to the team swim tomorrow and see if the shoulder is good enough to get some laps in.

It does add up though

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Slow and steady wins the race, right? Hard to be patient, though, I’m sure. Keep up the good work!

I also experienced some mental blocks about running shorter strides & using my small ring for biking. How is this going to help me improve? Shouldn’t I push myself to the limit to become a better triathlete? I say this quote to myself when I’m struggling not to mash out my workout.
I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.

Mia Hamm

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