Trialthlon Mini Goal #8 Complete
Check another one off! This past weekend I did my first block workout – a swim followed by a bike ride home.
Swimming has been a surprise gem for me. I love the way it feels when you get into a groove with your stroke. I’m working on feeling slippery and incorporating some key ideas from Total Immersion, which has made swimming easier than I thought it would be. In a pool, of course. There’s just a small difference between that and Mooney’s Bay…For this workout I did five warmup laps then attempted to swim 750m without “stopping” as much as possible. I am looking forward to swimming straight for 750m (with possibly the occasional kayak stop!) – hopefully it’s not too choppy, and there is a nice lane at the back of the pack for me! 😛
I got changed, ate some mini wheats, and jumped on my bike to ride home – turns out it was exactly 12 miles, what luck! So now I know I can do that distance, and it was FUN! Most of the ride was smooth. You can really feel the inclines on the bike, much more than while running. I stopped once for some water and more mini wheats, and was surprised at the effort I didn’t know I was putting out. Biking is a bit deceiving in that respect.
I finished feeling great, which is a very good sign for doing a 5K run as well on the day of the race. Now I just need to keep up my run fitness, and maybe try a bike-run block workout once or twice to see what I’m dealing with leg-wise. List-wise I still have to change a tire, figure out if I need a wetsuit, and sign up for the race!