Its time for my triathalon training update. After not working out at all the week before, last week was a pretty good week.
I had been feeling like I wasn't making progress in my swimming at all. I was completely gassed by the end of a 50 and couldn't add any more distance. I would end up swimming about a 1/4 mile in bursts of 50 meters. That is not going to get it done. So I scheduled another session with my swim trainer and he worked on a few things with my stroke, mainly helping me to slow down and swim more easily. The next time I was in the pool, I just added an extra 25 and before long I was swimming 100 at a pop. Pretty good for me. I may be able to do this after all.
Biking and running have been going well, they are more natural to me. I even ran while on vacation in New York. My friend MamaCarter dragged me out to Riverside Park in the insane New York heat. I needed to run. I did not want to run but she was a good friend and made me do it. They weren't the greatest runs I've had but I'm glad I did it. Plus it was nice to run with someone, it gets kind of lonely doing the training by myself.
This week I have a 5K scheduled. I'm hoping to do it under 30 minutes but we will see.