On Sunday I competed in my first official 10km road race. I was pretty excited to race this distance because I feel like this is the running event that I have the most talent for. I didn’t particularly taper for this race, as I put out a large number of miles throughout the week. The day before the race I had planned to do a 50-mile bike ride, but I realized that my legs were just too sore and I decided to just take it easy on Saturday. That made my legs a little more relaxed on race-day, though I definitely still had a lot of soreness and “heaviness” in my legs.
I had another solid week of cycling and running, finishing out the week with a good performance at the Hope4Hanna 10k. Unfortunately, I still haven’t had the transportation required to go swimming, but it’s looking like I’ll be able to get to the pool a few times this upcoming week. Here is a summary of my training week:
- Swimming: 0 sessions, 0 yards
- Cycling: 5 sessions, 170 miles [9 hours, 40 minutes]
- Running: 10 sessions, 55 miles [6 hours, 15 minutes]
- Total: 15 sessions, 225 miles [15 hours, 55 minutes], 14,000 calories burned
I’ve finally found the time to start posting my weekly workouts again. Unfortunately, due to a lack of transportation at the present time, I was not able to get any swim sessions in this week. I did, however, get in a solid load of running and a fair amount of cycling. Here is a summary of my training week:
- Swimming: 0 sessions, 0 yards
- Cycling: 5 sessions, 130 miles [7 hours, 50 minutes]
- Running: 9 sessions, 58 miles [6 hours, 30 minutes]
- Total: 14 sessions, 188 miles [14 hours, 20 minutes], ~12,500 calories burned
This event was originally planned to be a Triathlon, but due to the rainfall earlier this week, the lifeguards deemed the water quality unsafe to swim in, so the event was turned into a Duathlon: a 2-mile run, followed by a 20km [12.5mi] cycle leg, and closed with a 4-mile run. This race was once again put on by the Triathlon Club of San Diego, and located on Fiesta Island. I didn’t really have any specific goals in mind, though I wanted to either repeat or improve upon my bike performance from three weeks ago and get solid running times. Continue reading
Over the last two months, I lost some confidence in my running abilities due to a number of inhibitors, such as illness, inconsistent blood-glucose levels, stress, and a general lack of fitness due to a shortage of available training time. However, the last few weeks I’ve been able to get some solid workouts in, and the runs I’ve done over the last few days have really brought back my confidence. Continue reading
I’ve been overwhelmed the last two months with moving [living on my own for the first time], illness [off and on], starting college full-time, and dealing with a number of other things.
I’ve finally hit a state of equilibrium, and I’m starting to get back to a solid, consistent schedule. Hopefully I’ll be able to see lots of improvement over then next two or three months so I can end the year with great performances in my races!
This race was put on by the Triathlon Club of San Diego [TCSD] on Fiesta Island, which made for a fast, safe, and fun event. I was mostly nervous about the swim, because I have very little open-water swimming experience, but I knew I would be able to post fairly competitive bike and run splits.
The event was an 800-meter [1/2 mile] swim right off fiesta island, a 20-kilometer [~12.5 mile] cycle through the southern part of the island, and a 4-mile run through the northern part of the island. My goals coming into the race were as follows:
- Finish the swim, and don’t be the last out of the water
- Try to break 35:00 for the 20km cycle
- Run strong off the bike and finish well