Monday, August 13, 2007

Fit Beginner?

In the book I am reading about triathlon training basics, there are some examples of training schedules to follow. This morning I was looking at the "Fit Beginner Plan for a Sprint Distance Triathlon". The first swim of the first week calls for a 10x50 meter swim with 0:45 Rest Intervals (RI). Okay. So, with the plan of hitting up the pool today anyway, I thought I would give it a whirl (especially since this was the same as the first swim on the "Unfit Beginner Plan").

Well, let's just say I am probably not as fit as I would like to be. In the pool for sure. This will definitely take some getting used to, but I love it. Some of my rest intervals were more like 1 minute long, rather than 45 seconds.

Today I alternated between strokes... american crawl, breast stroke, and back stroke. I was doing the american crawl every other time, alternating the other two inbetween. I noticed that I really need to work on my breathing and technique for the american crawl. It is horrible. I am sure I kept the lifeguard on her toes...

OSN: 10x50m (1min RI)
Duration: approx. 22 minutes
Total Distance: 500m

Tomorrow I am planning on hitting the gym for spin at 6am. Only because I will be spending a few hours at the school getting my room set up and I would rather do it in the am. But, it is nice to know that the class is at 5:30 as well... but, I hope I will be able to crawl out of bed that early. It will be a great start to getting back into a routine for school! Teacher inservices start next week and go ALL week... and then school starts in 2 weeks! Ahh!

14 comments:

Marcy said...

Torture first thing in the morning, huh? You gotta to what you gotta do LOL

bbieberitz said...

Dont worry in no time you will bust out a 3000 meter continual swim. When I first started swimming one up and back I was done. After a 2 years, 80 laps is now a good off day workout. Stick with it and you will be suprised on how quick you build on it.

psbowe said...

Enjoy your early morning spin fun as I will. I was going to say at the same time, but we're in different time zones. :)

J~mom said...

That is a fantatic!! Great job in the pool!!!

Firefly's Running said...

Nice job!

Neese said...

I am so proud of you, no..I admire you....no...I adore you....ok all of the above! NICE job! It just makes me happy inside reading about your new adventure into tri's. SO cool!

Wes said...

45 seconds, 1 minute? Who cares :-) nice job getting the swimming going! You rock, girl!!!

Deb said...

The pool.... very difficult for me to embrace. Sounds like you're loving it and I'm glad! Swim, bike, run...you're on your way!

robtherunner said...

I start training tomorrow and will also begin to set up my class room. We start on Sept 4th. Scary indeed.

Nicole said...

Nice job on the first swim! What kind of stroke do you do when you doing the tri?

Have fun in spin class.

Jess said...

You're lucky you still have a few weeks. Grade school starts here on Monday.

Have fun in your 6 am spin!

IronGambit said...

man I'm such a crappy swimmer! Good job!

Phoenix said...

My first swim, I couldn't go more than 25 yards without stopping - I was like "hey, I'm a runner, I can so do this." NOT! But, bbieberitz is right, you will build up to big distance in no time!

Have fun!!

Danielle said...

I can't even imagine how bad my swimming would be...or my biking for that matter...it's unreal how you can run a ton and any different thing can be so difficult (like stairs!).