…Through the virtue of training, Enlighten both body and soul — Morihei Sensei

First Impressions: Triathlon Training

triathlon swimmer The prospect of preparing for my first triathlon is daunting. More daunting than the prospect of actually competing.  Fitting in training for three separate events, with my work schedule, family commitments, AND my general fitness goals is far more daunting than taking a day to compete in a single grueling event.

This is further complicated by the fact that I am not in fit cycling and swimming shape.  All that being said, the cycling and swimming pieces are coming together better than the running and general fitness pieces. This may be simply a function of more room for improvement in cycling & swimming.

The hardest piece has been my general fitness.  I think there has been one power lifting session.  That’s it for general fitness.  No upper body work.  No core or abs.

The big wildcard disruptor has been the fact that this is the crazy season for family commitments and my busy season at work.  Where I may have been able to squeeze in a late evening workout, or sneak in a lunch time session–These have simply not been available.

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  1. Pingback: First Triathlon–Done!: An after-action on the Georgia Veterans Triathlon « Old454 Blog

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