It's been a while since I've posted... Life is getting in the way. Between the three kids, my training and hubby's training, it's getting difficult to find time to post.
Training seems to be going well. I've now had two swim lessons and I can see the progress I'm making. It took me about two weeks to get the basic technique down and I felt confident going back to the coach for another lesson. One of the major things I had to do was slow down. I get sloppy when I go fast and when I'm tired I try to go fast. If I take my time and go slow I get through the water just as fast because my form is a lot better.
Right now, I have water in my ear. My last lesson was on Wednesday night, and here it is Sunday afternoon, and I still have water in my ear. I have tried everything to get it out, but nothing seems to work. I guess I have to be patient and wait it out. In the meantime, I missed my swim on Friday. Instead I did Saturday and Sunday's workouts on Friday--30 minute run and my 45 minute bike ride. Tomorrow is supposed to be an off day but since I took the last two days off I will be doing something. I should be swimming, but with the water in my ear, I don't know what I should be doing. I might try it and see what happens.
Running-I haven't run more than 3.1 miles in a long time. That's all that I need to run for the triathlon, but I'm really missing the longer runs. I miss that time alone, I miss that sense of accomplishment, and I really miss what health benefits it has. I've put on a couple pounds since the 1/2 marathon, and although some people say they don't notice it, I do... and I don't like it.
Biking--going well. I figured it should take me about 45 minutes to do the 11 mile bike ride, hopefully less though. It's hard to tell since every time I go out around here, I have to go over an overpass, which slows me down a lot.
Brick workouts--these scare me. I have no problem riding the 11 miles... I have no problem running 3.1 miles... It's the two combined. So far I've only run 1 mile for a brick workout and my legs are like jelly. I go faster than I usually do in a 5k, but I get tired so quickly. Maybe it's been the heat since it's so hot and I'm in the sun the whole run, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to do it all after the bike portion of the race... which is after the swim portion... what am I getting myself into???