Saturday, 10 January 2009

Winter training

The triathlon race season starts around Easter so I am supposed to be in the middle of a 'rigorous winter training regime' ...

It's not quite 'rigorous' yet. I am training for the Reading Half Marathon in March and want a sub 1:35 time. It's an achievable goal - at least that is what I kept telling myself as I ran 9 miles this morning in the freezing cold.

Swim training with TVT has restarted after the Christmas break. The big news is I have upgraded my swimming trunks and ordered a new nose clip (yes I am serious). Apparently the new trunks should make me more streamlined and they have 'endurance+' embroided onto them (very manly). Better still the fabric is 20x more resistant to chlorine ... although I am not really sure how that will help.

Bike training is my biggest concern - it has been way too cold to sit on the silver rocket. Thankfully I do get to cycle to work & church meetings but it is just not the same as a ride with the boys.

I have booked into the Windsor Olympic Distance Triathlon in June with a view to dispel the memory of last year's terrible swim. I also plan to do a few sprint distance races as well, its going to be another tri-tastic year!

5 comments:

Richard Walker said...

The bad news is I ran home on Thurs and rubbed my little toe to bleeding point! Not good for the reading half

The good news is that my Royal Windsor Olympic-Distance Triathlon Confirmation form arrived this morning!

Phil said...

It's tough going in this cold. I'm running the London marathon this year and need to start doing some serious miles. My training blog is http://philsmarathon.blogspot.com/

Craig Mackay said...

Keep it up....puff puff, pant pant

alisha said...

Hey thanks so much for this. Keep em posts coming, find them so interesting. Anyways where did you take your swimming lessons ? I'm keen to take it up while I'm still young.

Sean Green said...

Hi Alisha - are you based in Reading UK, is so i can point you to local pools? I did my swimming lessons in local pools and took courses that specialised in stroke technique but mainly front crawl (our teacher did 1/2 Iron Man which really helped). Being able to do back stroke and breast stroke is helpful when swimming with a club - the drill sets tend to include these.