I'm wrapping up another successful week of Sprint Triathlon Training. What made it particularly successful I think was the amount of training I did this past week with friends. I am not the kind of person who absolutely must exercise with others, but it's obvious that it's really just more fun. I never think twice about whether or not I will do a workout if I plan to do it with others. It can be hard to plan times that work for everyone, but luckily all the friends I have been training with are teachers so we have similar and more flexible schedules in the summer. This week I did two bike rides with friends, and I did my first ever open water swim training. My first sprint tri was in the ocean and I did really no training beforehand in open water, which luckily was not as terrible as I thought it would be. However, I do have a good pond for open water swimming about 15 minutes away, so we decided to try it out on Monday and it was a very successful 1/2 mile swim. I'm hoping to get back there once or twice before our tri in September.
Week 3 Training Recap
Friday- 1 hour Power Yoga Class
Sunday- 11 mile bike ride
Monday- open water swim
Tuesday- 14 mile bike ride
Wednesday- 2.5 mile run
One thing that was different this week as well was my addition of a power yoga class. My knee was bothering me on Friday morning so I thought it would be helpful, which it wasn't in the short term but I think in the long term it will be. Of course my entire body hurt the next day so obviously I need to go to yoga more often!
Next week is going to be a bit crazy on the training front, but I will be squeezing in a long bike ride, and hopefully at least two swims and a run. We shall see what actually gets accomplished.
Do you prefer to train with friends or on your own?