Training

I’ve been out of the (training) game for a little while but I made a brief return before the cold reared its head again.

I really want to start feeling fitter and stronger ahead of the summer and my first sprint triathlon.

Just to be clear, I have never done anything like this before. 10k runs – yes, a couple, a few years ago – but swimming, cycling and running all together? No. I am scared, but apparently your goals should scare you – that’s a good sign!

Steve has drawn up a training plan, which I’ll be sharing with you over the next few months, as I work my way through it. As I looked at it for the first time I got excited. It will be hard work, but I am ready for this.

The programme is six weeks long, so for the next few weeks before it starts, I will go swimming during the week and speed up my bike ride, as well as doing some weight training. I may fit in a short run – when I say run, it will start off as a run/walk because I haven’t run for two years. It’s the discipline I will probably find the hardest.

I am also going to really work on eating a clean diet, reducing excess carbs – all for weight loss.

My training session last weekend looked like this:

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The gear

Warm-up – 100m jog

60 seconds double arm kettlebell swings x 3

100m sprint

60 seconds goblet squats x 3

100m sprint

Deadlifts 3 x 15

Thrusters 3 x 12

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Row, row, row.

SDHP 3 x 12

100m sprint

TRX inverted rows

TRX lateral jump squats

100m sprint

45 second plank x 3

100m sprint

Stretch

And relax…

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4 Comments

  1. Sounds like you’ve got this one in hand 🙂 Are there any parkruns near you? Although they’re not technically races, they’ll help you to get your running race head back again. It’s also worth planing now whether you’re going to wear bike shoes or whether you’re going to cycle in trainers to save having to change shoes. If you are going to use bike shoes, you’ll want to practice your transition as much as possible so that you feel calm and confident on race day 🙂

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