Saturday, January 10, 2015


It is cold out! Like freeze the inside of your nostrils cold out!

Believe it or not, I actually kind of like running when it is cold out. You want to feel like a total badass? Go run when it is 4 degrees out with a windchill of -11. You will  feel like a badass and use this fact to justify being a slugabug* for the rest of the day. Maybe the slugabug part is just me, but really you will feel like a badass!

Monday starts the beginning of my official training for the Hawk Island Olympic Distance Tri which is on 5/31. I have used the last couple of weeks to test out my plan for what days are for what. This is what I have come up with:

Monday - Long bike workout
Tuesday - Rest or Yoga
Wednesday - Swim
Thursday - Run
Friday - Short bike workout and Yoga
Saturday - Brick workout with the Oak Park YMCA Tri Team (more on them later!)
Every other Sunday - Run with BAWGs, rest on off Sundays

Seems pretty doable right? So far the Thursday run is my biggest stumbling block but other than that this is working with my schedule.

I am super excited to have joined the Oak Park Tri team. The coaches and my teammates all seem fantastic and I know that it can only help my training to have scheduled bricks every week. I am especially hopefully about the swim and that maybe I will not look quite so much like I am drowning all the time!

* a person who lays around holding the couch down so that it does not run away. Couches can move quickly so this is very important.