I still can’t believe I even signed up for this triathlon! I am doing the Olympic distance and it will be my first tri at this distance. It’s no Ironman, but in case you aren’t familiar with “distances” for Triathlons the Olympic distance is a 1.5K Swim (1500 Meters), a 40K Bike (just under 25 miles) and a 10K run (6.2 miles). The distances aren’t too incredible, but this race is very intimidating. It is a very large and well known race. And this year they are having the 5150 US Championships as well (51.5K = 5150). It’s a new race series from the people who started the Ironman and 70.3 triathlons. The triathlon even airs on the local channels in the KC area.
Check out this video (it’s pretty short). See those people jumping of the podium into the lake? Man I hope I don’t have to do that! I think this video is just of the elite athletes….I think they have a separate course…..man I hope so. That’s just looks scary!
Anyway, I finally feel over my illness. It took me almost 3 weeks to fully recover. Last week I felt back to normal and was able to complete my planned training week exactly as prescribed on my training plan.
Run = 13.2 miles
Swim = 1150 Meters + Master’s Swim (not sure exactly how much I completed but it was at least 1100 Meters, but not the planned 3500 for the class)
Bike = 141 minutes (I have no idea how many miles because it was indoor on my trainer and my Garmin doesn’t work properly……very frustrating, but I’m guess around 35 miles or so)
BRICK Workout – 1 (45 min bike and 15 min run – included in #s above)
I want to start working in strength training, core work, and some yoga again, but last week I just wanted to focus on getting into the swing of multi sport training again. Since I was training for my half marathon, I had been pretty focused on running and not the other two sports. I really felt great last week, and none of the workouts were a struggle, which made me very happy!
So – GARMIN!! Does anyone else have the Garmin Cadence Sensor that works with the Garmin 305? I purchased and installed it last November. It worked correctly for about 2 weeks and hasn’t worked since. It reads my cadence just fine, and it reads my speed, but it is not accurate. I can have a cadence of 110 and my speed will be 2.4 mph. Hence, my mileage is not correct either because it thinks I am going so slow. For instance, when I finished my 96 minute bike workout Sunday, my total miles showed 3.4 – it should have been closer to about 25 miles. This is very disheartening. I have found several other people online who have had this problem, but no solutions. I even changed the battery last week and tried resetting everything again…..same problem. If you have had this problem and know how to fix it I would be forever indebted to you.
Anyway, I had an AWESOME week of training!! And speaking of AWESOME…..have you entered my Giveaway yet? If not, please check it out here.