So the sprint distance triathlon goal is being updated. I have confirmed with the race that my distance can be upped to the Olympic distance triathlon, because if only for just the name change - it sounds SOOO much more bad ass. The distances are double that of the sprint, so 1.5 km swim, 40 km bike and 10 km run. I'm already training consistently at the pool doing the 1500m distance, and working on increasing my endurance by increasing resistance as opposed to distance to go beyond the 1500m eventually and to improve the endurance of my arm muscles so they are less tired at the end of the 1500m swim so the bike transition is smoother.
This week my training goes into block training. That is when I train 2 of the events in one day. For convenience factor only I've coupled the swim and run into a day, even though one wont follow the other during the event. My week will look like this (unless something is up with the kids):
Monday (done this AM already) - 1500m swim, 30 minute run/walk
Tuesday - Bike (distance unknown - ride out till I get tired, take a stretch break, snack then head back), Zumba
Wednesday - 1500 m swim, 30 minute run
Thursday - Bike (same as Tuesday - try to go a bit farther)
Friday - (pool closed - cry) 30 minute run, Karate (pm)
Saturday - rest day
Sunday - Zumba
Now I consider the Zumba to be more of a social thing, my heart rate goes up a bit, but not much, so I barely count it..
It`s going to be a pretty crazy summer, with trying to train when it`s coolest out and school and the kids, but i`ll make it work. I`m seeing results, and I LOVE that. Now I need to go study, because I`m behind on my class. That and I need a shower - it`s hot out and running in the heat is NO fun..