Sunday, July 5, 2009

Week #1 Longhorn Training

This was the plan for Week #1 of Longhorn training:

Swim 2.0
Actual 1.25

Bike 3.0

Run 2.0

Core 0

Total 7.0

Long bike 25-30
26 with C in San Antonio

Long run 4-5 (go for 45 minutes)
45 minutes for me was 3 miles, which I did with Dad this morning.

So, with the confusion about the start, I still managed to get the hours in. A little different on the differentials, but I don't think that's too big a deal. And so far so good. I do feel really motivated, because I've been waiting a year for this training to start.

The other new thing I've been trying is visualizing positive outcomes before I fall asleep. I visualize doing the training: working hard in the spin classes, getting through a core class, continuing to improve my swim technique, etc. And then visualizing the race itself- starting strong on the swim, steady on the bike, and finishing strong on the run. I'm not sure it will be the most important part of training, but I do think it can't hurt!

Next week is going to be a little more difficult, as I'm doing a lot of relief work, and then Couples. I know I'm supposed to train through it, but I think doing a 30 mile ride on Saturday before a race on Sunday is not a good idea for me. So I will probably have to taper from Friday on, maybe a swim on Friday, and then taper.

One week down, fifteen to go!