Hello, Good Morning World !!!!!
Well the post marathon weakness and illness is finally going away. By Friday I was pretty sick with a sinus infection and sore throat, fever, chills etc. I guess I was pretty worn down from my marathon. My legs are finally back in shape and over the weekend I was able to push some miles on my trainer.
Hey, Great News. I have met up with 5 athletes who want to train for a sprint triathlon. These 5 female athletes have run a 1/2 marathon and want to learn how to complete a tri. Awesome. I hope that I can coach them along to a successful sprint triathlon in about 14 weeks. We met in the pool for the first time on Friday. They can all get from one side to the other with a freestyle stroke but could use some coaching and tips in how to swim a little smoother. I hope that I can help them out. I may not be the best swimmer but I do feel that I have learned a lot in the last year. The coaching helps me out as well since I am concentrating on drills again.
The weather has not been cooperating here in Colorado so cycling has been indoors. I don't mind the trainer as much as I used to. I am using one of Chris Carmichaels Training Tapes - Time Trial Workouts. What a workout, whew. I have completed the 60 minute ride and I was really worn out at the end. He likes to keep the cadence up above 100 for the intervals and steady rides of 90-100. That is faster than I am use to, but it sure works out the lungs and legs. But I can't wait to get on the road. I have yet to take out "Apollo" on the road.
I am continually working on my training plan. And now I am working on a basic sprint triathlon program for the newbies. I feel that developing a training plan with a goal at the end of a specific period is very important to fuel the energy that it takes to train harder every day. Training day in and day out without a goal gets too mundane. As I explained in past blogs, now that I have my goal in August, no workout is just completed. Each workout has to have a purpose and have 110% of concentrated energy applied to it. I don't plan on just finishing triathlons this year, I plan on competing. Looking ahead in my training program for this year, I can see one thing for certain. I am going to be in the best shape of my life. Look out world!!!!!!!
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