Completed my first sprint tri since I decided to enter this Ironman pursuit last Sunday. This was my 4th triathlon. My goals were to freestyle the whole time and to have good fast transitions. So while my time was very similar to what I did last year at this race, I did freestyle the whole time – check. Now if I can just learn to swim in a straight line instead of swimming completely diagonally and then having to swim back, I’ll be in good shape. Transitions were OK (3 minutes and 2 minutes). Lots of room for improvement everywhere, but I felt a million times more comfortable with the whole race experience itself.
Towne Lake Tri coming up on Labor Day. Goal here will be to swim straight and fast (have some training coming up with Coach Dana to access my stroke next week), improve my bike time by at least 5 minutes, and to run in under 30 minutes (training for a half marathon right now so may need to rest a little more to get this done.)
I’m going to go on a month challenge to drop 10 pounds and, wait for it, give up wine. The wine part is probably tougher than the food part, but I feel like this will help me meet my goals for Towne Lake, plus I want to be lighter for the Chicago Half coming up.
Coach is adding more swim and bike workouts to my schedule, so should see improvement at Towne Lake thanks to that as well. I’m going to have to get used to doing two a days. I’m hoping eating better will help me fuel all these workouts.