Selfie Monday (I Survived Run Week!) – 132 Days to Go

My training is now in four week blocks, where each week focuses on one of the triathlon disciplines, and the fourth is a combined week. As of today I have officially survived running week.  There were less workouts than normal (no strength workouts and no swims,) but the majority of workouts were running – Running on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.

I made big improvements over this week and it wasn’t the absolute horror I thought it was going to be when I first saw the schedule, but I’ve still never been so happy to see a bike ride on my training schedule! I told my coach that running week is a pretty good racket since I would basically have paid him any amount of money not to make me run again today.


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About danceswithfat

Hi, I’m Ragen Chastain. Speaker, Writer, Dancer, Choreographer, Marathoner, Soon to be IRONMAN, Activist, Fat Person.
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2 Responses to Selfie Monday (I Survived Run Week!) – 132 Days to Go

  1. Denny says:

    What an interesting take on training for a triathlon. In my experience this close to your race you might want to do the 3x3x6 plan (3 events, 3 times a week working out six days a week; one long, one fast and one recovery of each sport). Please let us know how it works out because I’ve never heard of this before.

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  2. lsstrout says:

    How awesome that you could swim to that ship!


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