Tuesday, March 27, 2012

An Unofficial 5K PR!

Yesterday marked the first official day of triathlon training for me! I mentioned in yesterday's post that I am allowing myself to be very flexible with my training, which means that I am not following any kind of plan I found online. I know my strengths and weaknesses and I am just going to work off of those. I do have some specific workouts scheduled for each week that I want to make sure I hit though.

Since I haven't biked or swam in awhile and my running hasn't been very consistent so far this year I decided to do a time trial in all three of the triathlon legs to see where I am at. I want to be able to track my progress and make sure that my training is working. The plan is a 5K run, 30 min bike, and 1,000 yard swim.  

New things make me so happy!

I decided to do the 5K run yesterday because I have been itching to go for a run since running the Rock N' Roll USA Half Marathon. I wasn't so sure that a hard run was the best way to start running again but I wanted to make all my the time trials the first workouts I did in those sports. 

Going into the run I had no idea what my time would look like. I just kept telling myself to run fast and we'll work from there to run even faster next time. As soon as I started running I knew this was going to be a good run, though. My legs just wanted to run and run they did. 

I felt a little nauseous during the run and my lungs were really burning but my legs felt like they could run forever, although I'm sure if I asked them to they would change their minds. In the end, I ran 3.1 miles in 25:41 for a 1:16 PR! I know this doesn't count but I am still really happy. 

Avg Pace

I can't wait to see where things go from here. On tap for the rest of the week is my bike and swim time trials and some recovery workouts to get my body used to training again.

1 comment :

  1. speedy speedy dear friend!!! congrats on a great time! good luck with the rest of your workouts!