Thursday, March 30, 2017

Training Update: March 2017



Somehow it is the end of March... things have been a whirlwind this month in literally all aspects of my life.  Despite also being sick and missing a full week of training, my training was pretty consistent for the rest of the month.  And I feel like I'm starting to make some fitness gains because of it!

Here are a few highlights...

Related to swim-bike-run life, I participated in an NCCP Community Coaching course for triathlon along with many of my co-coaches from the Ottawa Triathlon Club.  The course happened while I was sick, so I didn't quite get as hands-on as some of the other participants, but I had fun and learned a lot from our facilitators and my peers.

Swim:  Swimming is still a weak spot, but I've committed to joining a triathlon swimming program starting this coming Saturday. I'm hoping that having a set time and place to swim, plus a group to hold me accountable, will help get me back in the pool on a more consistent basis.

Bike: My rides have started to get longer and more frequent in recent weeks as I build toward Victoria 70.3 in early June.  I did an FTP test last weekend, and felt awesome and so strong.  Hopefully the snow and ice melts soon, so we can get out on the road!

Run:  My runs have also started to get looong and more intense.  I feel like this is the area where I had the most work to do, and I'm finally starting to feel like my running is coming back.  It's exciting to hit paces that I haven't hit in a while and to do it comfortably! Plus, George is getting old enough to run with me!

So, things are trucking along and I'm trying to balance it all.  Life is busy, but good!  How is your training going?


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