O boy… Time to hit the pool, hit the pool again, hit the pool some more, and after that… o yea, hit the pool! I am confident I can get through the bike and run segments(maybe not as fast as I’d like), but am nervous about the 1.2 mile swim. While I certainly have some time to train between now and September, I have much work to do. I have relaxed just a tad in my training after my Marathon this year, and now plan to pick it back up, starting with with a heavy swim, moderate bike (trainer this time of year due to the weather), and moderate run workout plan.
I am competing in this event with my Sister and Brother-in-law, which makes it all the more exciting! I will begin posting weekly recaps of my training at the end of this week. My goal for my first half is 5 and half hours… we will see! While I have the most time to gain during the bike segment, the swim segment is most certainly my biggest weakness. Anyone have any suggestions on how to properly train in a pool for this type of event? I often find myself in triathlons becoming overly excited during the swim, and needing to calm down before I can continue on. I believe that’s much easier to do during a .5 mile swim, as opposed to a 1.2 mile swim, on a much bigger stage as well!
Suggestions???? Anyone else out there register for Princeton??? Registration just opened today!!!!
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- Ironman names Princeton as next race location (trentonian.com)
- Chasing Iron and Finding Glory Part 3 (writingprincessdoesimcozumel2013.wordpress.com)
- Peace.Love.Grace (ursulatri.wordpress.com)
- The Challenge Part 1- Swimming (edsironchallenge.wordpress.com)