#TriTraining – Join the Journey

#TriTraining

A wonderful dinner conversation talking about running, biking, swimming turned into a “let’s do a Triathalon”. Don’t get me wrong, this is not at the Iron Man level, but at the level of getting in and out of a wetsuit, ride a bike and transitioning to a run.  Why would @Sandiruns, a 63 year old want to do this?  Few reasons:

  1. Running fatigue – getting a bit bored with running and my lets hurt
  2. Cross train – got to get some of those other muscles activated
  3. New gear (oh what fun to get new stuff), oh- did I mention New Gear
  4. A buddy to do it withIMG_2342

 

A training partner cannot be under estimated – perhaps the root cause of my running fatigue. When I moved, I lost my running buddy. We kept each other motivated and on track  (literally and figuratively)– my running times have suffered since.

 

OK, let talk tri training.  I am a very weak swimmer – my philosophy – try doing things that are hard, so get out and swim.  I am a chicken on a bike (hate going fast, definitely not a Peter Sagan- I still don’t believe he should have been DQ’ed from the Tour) – so let’s address those chickens and get on that bike.

And most important my training partner Alison and coach Jim (he does require a good red wine for training advise) is there for inspiration (and has the membership to get us in the pool). She also has the experience with Triathalons (completed 25+ Tri’s … pretty good record), is a real athlete and is willing to help me along the journey.  Yeah!!!

Follow our training during the weekly updates #TriTraining (the Tri is Sept 17th).

Author: turning60andbeyond

Sandi Feaster is a registered nurse and health educator. She has worked in the corporate world as well as taken care of people with chronic health conditions. Sandi is convinced that we can improve our lives by educating ourselves and learning how we can curate the life we want. It may seem simple, but exercise and eating healthy food is the foundation of a longer, healthier and engaged life.

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