Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Training Days-

So I know most of my recent posts have been about running, swimming and biking--anything regarding our triathlon training--and I guess it's because it is such a huge and important part of my life right now.

This week marks about the 3rd or maybe 4th week of serious training we have done for the triathlon. It has been so hot outside recently most of our training has been done in the gym at OZ. Training consists of usually biking first, running, and then swimming--depending on the day and how I'm feeling. Sometimes I'll focus on one of the legs of the race specifically and do some lifting as well. Swimming happens almost everyday since that is my weakest, or I guess segment I'm most concerned about. Things for the most part have been going extremely well-last week I hit a wall--I had over-worked myself and could hardly pedal my bike, it was really strange. So I took 2 days off over the weekend and yesterday I felt great again!

We've got 6.5 weeks left to train and we're hoping to go to the race site and do some swimming in the river and using the actual trail we'll be on--I know swimming in the lake will be MUCH different then swimming in the pool!

I'm so nervous and excited all at the same time to make such a huge accomplishment in my life, knowing that it is only by the strength of the Lord it is able to happen!

~Angela M.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

That is so awesome! I was watching a triathlon the other day and thought of you. This is totally corny, but you have been such a motivation and encouragement to me in my training :) Often when I'm running and finding it really hard, I think to myself, "Well, at least you don't have to go swim afterwards like Ang does!" :) I seriously wish you lived closer - I might let you talk me into training for one of these someday!