Triathlon Training: Coming Down the Home Stretch
In early May, I made the decision to participate in the 2011 Danskin Triathlon in Webster, MA. This is an annual event that draws thousands of women around New England. It is a huge fund raiser for breast cancer research, and also celebrates those who are survivors of cancer. Women of all ages and abilities join in to challenge themselves.
This triathlon consists of a 1/2 mile swim, 12 mile bike, and 3 mile run. This is considered a Sprint triathlon, the shortest of various triathlon races.
My race is on July 24, and that means this week is the home stretch. This is one of the most difficult parts of training, because you are supposed to rest your body in preparation for the race. Light workouts are advised; however, the temptation is to ramp up the training in the hopes of gaining a little extra strength and speed.
I came late to the training this year, and with only two solid months of preparation under my belt, I'm just starting to feel like I've established a solid baseline for the race. So it will be slow and steady for me; if I can finish somewhere between 90 and 120 minutes, I'll be doing great. Wish me luck!
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