After a whirl-wind April, May is looking much more relaxed. And we have officially entered Triathlon season. My next race is the Welland Triathlon on June 13th, which means the next month is going to be all about training. So what are my goals for the next month...
1. Make Cycling a FocusI
think (I hope, I pray) that the weather is finally starting to warm up
here in Toronto. Which means I can start focusing more on my bike.
have taken my bike on a couple outdoor rides, and lets just say the
learning curve has been steep. Clipping in and out on the trainer is a
little different than clipping in and out on the road. I have taken a
number of tumbles while learning how to navigate this new world of
cycling. But I am starting to get the hang of things. And I hoping with
more practice I will be confident and ready to rock the bike portion of
my next event.
I must admit I don't love cycling in Toronto though. So for any of my local triathlon buddies where do you go to ride?
is my weakest area, by a long shot, so I am hoping to dedicate some
serious training time to the bike over the next few weeks. My goal is to
do 2-3 rides a week.
2. Regular Yoga Classes and Strength Training
So when my schedule gets busy
there are always 2 things that go - stretching and strength training.
I went to
my first yoga class in close to a month last week, and boy did I feel
it! My body was tight and craving some dedicated stretching. Last weeks
class helped me realize how necessary yoga is for a successful training
And as I ease into a more dedicated training cycle, I want to make more of an effort to incorporate strength
training. Ideally I want to do 2 workouts/week 1x Abs/Core 1x Booty.
3. Get back to Basics and off the Sugar Train
definitely ate my feelings last month - primarily in the form of Sour Patch Kids and Easter chocolate. It is also what I like to call "Celebration Season" around here, which means we are heading to a lot of parties, BBQs, showers, weddings, etc. And my tummy is raging this morning after my weekend away. BLAH!
This month I am just going to focus on fueling with real
whole foods, and do my best to stay off the sugar wagon. (Always easier
said than done). But I know I need to make diet more of a focus to help with recovery.
What are your training goals for the month?
Here's how last week went. It was a bit of a down week after all my racing last month, but I think I found my training mojo again. It was perfect.
Tuesday -7km Run
Wednesday - Rest
Thursday - 60 min Hot Yoga + 5km Run
Saturday - 14km Run
Sunday - 18km Long Run
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