2 days of easier cardio (30-40 minutes elliptical)
2 strength sessions–such as J.M’s No More Trouble Zones and Exhale Core Fusion Body Sculpt
1 session abs (10 minutes)
1 rest day
Hmmm…anyone notice something missing in terms of triathlon training?
Yup, no swimming!
I actually haven’t swam in months, okay, besides splashing in the pool, like 4 years!
The first real encounter I had with water since lifeguarding in 2005 was on Saturday. After I recovered from 360 Fit Bootcamp (check out details on an upcoming class below), I hit the pool for about 15 minutes or so of swimming. I did about 50 laps–the pool in my building is only 20 yards or so, alternating 10 freestyle, 10 breaststroke. While I was actually really worried about my stamina after all these years, I actually felt right at home in the water. Swimming has always come very naturally to me, and I was shocked at how strong I was in the water. It was amazing. I have to work so hard at running, and it is NEVER easy for me, so this was a nice change of pace. Random fact about me: I love love love the smell of chlorine! Anyways, I was happy that I don’t have to fear dropping out during the first third of the event!
Last night, I had session two in the pool. I actually did a reverse triathlon workout. It looked like this:
30 minutes on the treadmill-running to Master the Treadmill with OKGO
30 minutes on the bike
10-15 minutes in the pool. Alternating 4 lengths free with 4 lengths breast and throwing in a length underwater or a length butterfly for good measure.
While I am worried about how my legs will feel during the running after the swimming and biking, all in all, I am excited for the race on Sunday! When I got out of the pool last night, the lifeguard asked me where I used to swim. Yup, I just brushed my shoulder off. Believe me, I am no Janet Evans, but at least I don’t look like an active drowning victim as I had feared. I did manage to rip my cap last night, so I will have to pick up a new one this week. Darn, I guess that means I will have to go to Jack Rabbit Sports…tear.
If any one is interested in trying the 360 Fit Bootcamp this weekend, please see details below:
This Saturday, 360Fit will hold a fundraiser boot camp class! A portion of the proceeds will be added to the yoga fundraiser and the Nike 6.0 shoe raffle to Doctors Without Borders.
211 East 43rd Street, Suite 1105
When: Saturday, January 30th from 10 – 11am. If this class gets too full, there will be an additional boot camp added at 11am.