Triathlon Training - I'm such a noob

It's been quite a long time since my last post, so I'd thought I'd give everyone an update.

Since the bone scan, I found out that there was absolutely nothing wrong with me. Well at least not with the bones or neurologically. Therefore I had decided to proceed with signing up for my first triathlon (sprint) and a 1/2 marathon in the fall. Craziness!

I will be doing the Lakeside Sprint Triathlon as part of the Recharge with Milk Triathlon Series. I wanted something so that I had lots of time to train. This was one of the later triathlons in an area where I could reasonably get to. It's September 15th and I'm hoping to be ready in time. I should be. I'm getting one-on-one training by PRS Fit coach Jeff.

I also decided that since I was out most of this past winter that I wasn't going to be ready for a full marathon in the fall, so instead I will be doing my 4th 1/2 marathon. This will be in October, 4 weeks after the triathlon and I should have plenty of time for training.

Training so far has been good. I started on May 28th and it has been quite successful. I had a bit of a set back on the week of last week of June, where I felt my Achilles Tendonitis was coming back. I have since realized I need to do dynamic stretching before swimming & cycling, not just the running. This has helped with my ankles and they are feeling much better now.

I will try to post more frequently, as there have been many things I've learned and many thngs I still need to learn regarding triathlons. I've yet to use my new wetsuit and I recently bought a new bike, which still needs to be fitted (along with clipless pedals - the name still confuses me).


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