Road to the first triathlon of the season.

This week was an interesting one, since on Sunday where I usually have the BIG training day of 5 – 6 hours, I have a race that can be done in 1 hour. Although our coach sent a plan to taper for the race, I decided to still do my regular scheduled Ironman training until Saturday, and on Sunday just do the race.

Easy ride with the boys.

Easy ride with the boys.

The week of training I had one of the toughest workout I have ever done at the track. On Wednesday I had an exhausting workout of 30x 400m, probably the longest workout I have ever had a the track to date. Definitely something to test not only your endurance but your mind and patience. I felt like a guinea pig going around the track 30 times! But amazingly I did it. I bet these workouts are nothing compared to what’s coming up.

First OWS

First OWS

On Friday I had my first OWS (open water swim) session in the year. It was good to test actual sea water before Las Olas Triathlon, plus swimming with the wetsuit. Surprisingly enough I felt good in the wetsuit. I usually have problems swimming in the wetsuit and I always feel that instead of going fast, I go slower with the wetsuit. I think a big difference is that I have lost some weight, so maybe I'm not so tight inside the wetsuit? hahaha... Hey! I dont know for sure, but at least for me it feels that way!

This week also marks that in one month I have a big prep race in Ironman 70.3 Florida and we are 2 months away from the biggie Ironman Texas. Oh boy, time is flying!!!

As usual I’ll post the race report from the first triathlon of the season in another post!

 

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