Triathlon Training Update
News flash: I have exactly 4 weeks until my Triathlon in Farmington, CT.
Check out my Training for the past week:
Monday: Rested, pretty sore in my back and shoulders
Tuesday: 3.2 Mile Run in 32 minutes - felt GREAT!!!
Wednesday: Swim - 25 mins total, 1050 meters (42 laps), 1/2 mile in 18 minutes!! (alternated free and breast)
Thursday: 6.0 Mile Bike Ride in 25 minutes + 1 mile walk due to flat tire (NOOO!!!)
Friday: 3.6 mile Run in 40 mins, 3.1 miles in 35 mins, felt great
Saturday: 50 min Yoga (I actually did a couple videos I found online, super fun!)
Sunday: Brick #3 = 12.5 mile Bike Ride in 55 minutes and 2 mile Run in 23 minutes!
Totals: Run = 8.8 miles, Bike = 18.5 miles, Swim = 1050 meters
I am so excited to report that I had my BEST RUN EVERY on Tuesday with a 10 minute mile! It was great! Here’s the recap at my Best Run to Date.
Training Plan for This Week
This week my gym’s pool is closed for maintenance so unless I go somewhere else I am not going to be able to swim all week… Maybe it’s a good reason to try out a different gym… We’ll see. Here’s my plan for now:
Monday: 55 min Yoga
Tuesday: ?? Not sure depends on weather
Wednesday: 4.0 mile Run
Thursday: 12 mile Bike
Friday: 3.1 mile Run
Sunday: Brick #4: 12.5 mile Bike Ride + 2.3 mile Run/Walk
Finding New Sneakers Over at the Boston Running Emporium
Lately I have been dealing with lots of leg pain, shin splints and muscle pulls. Quickly I figured out that my sneakers were most likely the culprit. So after reading Tina’s blog over at Carrots ‘N’ Cake about The South Boston Running Emporium I ventured off to Southie to buy a new pair of running sneakers.
I was so excited about going because I needed help. See, I have worn Asics for years and loved them, but now that I have been running outside for awhile I find them a bit heavy and not springy enough. So, I needed someone to help me find the perfect pair of running sneakers and I am happy to say that I found the best sneakers with Bill’s help!
Let me back up. First, I admitted to Bill that I wasn’t sure what I wanted and would LOVE his help!! To figure out what kind of sneaker I needed he watched me walk around without my shoes on and then grabbed me 5 pairs of sneakers to try on.
I loved all 5 pairs. Seriously. He did a great job finding shoes that fit perfectly and were the right amount of support and weight. Only problem? I couldn’t buy all five pairs. Thankfully Bill also helped me choose which was the right pair for me to take home and I went with the:
Brooks Defyance Sneakers and LOVE them!!
They are light but provide great stability and cushioning and I’ve already noticed my legs are feeling better.
So, thank you Bill for helping me pick out a great pair of sneakers! And everyone else out there, if you’re looking for a pair of sneakers skip the flashy City Sports and head over to Boston Running Emporium where great advice and awesome sneakers are waiting for you!
South Boston Running Emporium
343 West Broadway S. Boston, MA 02127
Bill Hartford, Owner