My approach to this season has so far been a bit incongruous to my goals, but I'm hoping to flip the page here in May and really buckle down to focus on my upcoming races -- especially since there are only 3 weeks until my first race! However, my approach has been to focus on work and my relationships first, with triathlon not taking a backseat, but just taking a supporting role. Triathlon this season is about fun first and foremost. Those goals that I set are important to me, but they come after fun!
So here is my April update. As much as my training was inconsistent, it was a lot of fun! Quite a bit of training was done with friends, and that definitely helps with the fun and motivation factor.
Swim: My swimming was a bit hit and miss, but mostly miss. I did make it to the pool a few times on my own, and got my butt kicked one day by Kim. I also got to help out some OTC members at the Swim Clinic, which is always a lot of fun!
Bike: I finally got to ride my bike outside!! I would say the bike was the strongest part of my training in April. Kirsten, Dale and I made the season-first visit to Alice's one Sunday. I rode some intervals on the Parkway. And I got out for an awesome ride on a beautiful day with some of my favourite people in the Gatineau Park last weekend to finish the month off strong.
Run: I continued to run commute in April, rain, snow or shine! We also had a few fun group runs, including some fun downhill repeats and a run to help shake off my birthday party hangover (yikes!). Last week, Jenn and I completed a run test (increasing heart rate each mile). It was the first hard run that I have done in a long time, and unfortunately it shows that I still have a lot of work to do! Time to step things up a notch.
|Came home from Colombia to a ton of snow!|
Other: I hit the driving range to celebrate the last day of April and the beautiful weather we had last Saturday. It was definitely a surprise to see how well I was hitting the ball, and it has inspired me to try to golf a bit more this summer.