Monday, March 12, 2007

Getting Serious about Training

It's time to start triathlon training again......

I've taken the first step by joining the triathlon club at my gym. It's serious business -- there's a coach for each discipline, several group workouts a week, and they come up with a tailored workout plan toward our individual goals.

I have a ways to go. The iliotibial band is getting better, but isn't 100%. I can run 15 minutes at a time pain-free. I haven't swam in over a month, because I just don't like swimming by myself. It's the whole rat on a wheel feeling of swimming laps in a pool without external stimulation. However, I've been training my weakness, which is biking, by doing a few spin classes each week.

It's going to be tough, but I'm ready. I need the structure, and I'm excited for the challenge.

4 comments:

Veg*Triathlete said...

Wow, your gym's tri club sounds awesome! I've just been getting back to it, too... I've been kicking myself for basically taking the winter completely off, but I've been surprised at how quickly it's all coming back. You'll be kicking butt again in no time, Doc!

Melissa said...

I am in awe of you...haha. I started working out at the beginning of February, but nothing like that. I love your dedication.

Veg-a-Nut said...

It is good to hear you are on the mend. I am glad you found some support with the gym. I wish you all the luck!

herself75 said...

ok- now I feel like a TOTAL slacker!! even Todd is working out these days... (yes- my husband Todd!)