Training -triathalon

Due to my operation I won’t be able to swim for six weeks so the Castle Howard Triathalon which I planned to in July is off because I cannot train. 

I’m now signing up to do the Brownlee’s Triathalon in Leeds in September instead which I should be ready for with no trouble hopefully.
Started as I mean to go on by going to the gym this morning. I did 25 minutes on the cross trainer which doesn’t sound like a lot but believe me, for MY level of fitness which is extremely poor, it was good ­čÖé

Back to it tomorrow morning.  I’ll be doing that all week to start injecting some fitness into my life before coming up with the next plan.

Also, I woke up this morning almost forgetting I had treatment yesterday. I feel great!  So that’s one less worry in my mind.

Swimming-training for triathalon.

So I went swimming this morning to prep for my triathalon. It’s shameful. I can manage 4/5 lengths at best and then that’s with stopping in between. I have trouble breathing after that which is clearly smoking related but my arms ache also which I find peculiar after just 4/5 lengths.

For the triathalon, I need to be able to do 16 lengths in the open water. I’m a strong swimmer when I get going but distance isn’t my thing. If anyone has any tips. Please let me know.

In a few months, I hope I’ll look back at this and laugh because I’ll be so much fitter that 16 lengths won’t be an issue. 

Fingers crossed!

Daily life-post 2-training for triathalon and routine

So it was 6 a.m, I’m up and about, coffee and bi polar medication taken. Feeling motivated already to stick to a new routine.

I am going swimming to train for my triathalon. I’m signing up to do my first one in July time (ish). It requires 16 lengths in an open lake (which I won’t lie, I’m a little bit scared about), 14 miles on my road bike and a 4 mile run. I’ve decided to focus on my swimming this week first off, then my cycling and finally the running. I’m an ex smoker so I’m not the fittest and it will be a challenge getting ready in time but I have so many weeks and so fingers crossed I will be.

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Me and my┬álovely road bike which I haven’t used as much as I should!

So, off to the baths I go!

Catch you all later!