Hiya! How was your weekend? Aside from taking Zelda for a few walks, getting a pedicure, and making a quick trip to Fleet Feet for compression sleeves, I laid low on Saturday and Sunday. Sometimes, you just need a relaxing weekend.
I’ll be honest and say I did not follow this week’s WIDDIU plan. After registering for the Skinnyman Triathlon, I got excited and eager to train, so I took Monday off and hit the ground swimming, biking, and running on Tuesday.
I’ll also admit I had a minor freakout this morning. I’ve been researching how I’ll continue my tri training once I get a big-girl job and move to NYC, and I found Empire Tri Club, the city’s “premier racing, training and social club for triathletes of all ages and abilities.” A quick perusal of their website lead me to their 16-week sprint triathlon training plan, which spurred both excitement and anxiety. What a great resource, but how why didn’t I find this plan sooner? Have I been training efficiently at all this summer?
Luckily, I went for a run, reflected on everything, and ultimately simmered down. Yes, it would’ve been great if I started using this plan on day one, but it’s no use dwelling on it now. All I can do is control the controllables—my training for the next two weeks. With this in mind, I’m using this plan (specifically, weeks 3 and 4) as a guide, mainly in terms of workout duration. So, here’s this week’s edition of Write It Down, Do It Up!
(If you’re new to WIDDIU, here’s how it works: Every Sunday evening, I will post my workout schedule for the week, and I invite you to do the same. This way, we can motivate each other and hold ourselves accountable. Sounds like a win-win, right?)
Monday – 35-minute open-water swim (OWS); bike (Cazenovia Triathlon sprint course)
Tuesday – 40-minute run (maybe tempo run)
Wednesday – OWS; maybe bike
Thursday – 30-minute run
Friday – off
Saturday – bike; run
Sunday – 50-minute run (aka “long run”)
Which workout(s) are you looking forward to this week?