I have goggles – now I mean business!

Day three of triathlon training!

Last night I put in a good four mile run (hills included!) after work. It’s been getting warmer here in good ole SW Missouri and last night was no exception. I hadn’t run in two days but I crushed it. Slowest mile was 10:01. Pretty impressive for someone who was running 12-13″ miles at the start of the year.

I’ve really come to embrace running in adverse conditions. I WANT to run when it’s hot. I WANT to run hills. Why? I want to be fast. Can I just fast forward to my next half in October? I know I’m going to shatter the pace of my first. And that thrills me to no end.

So. Today. A friend of mine is also training for her first triathlon, so we made a 6:00am swim date.

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While I’m usually a lone wolf when it comes to training, sometimes it’s helpful. She has been watching tons of YouTube videos on technique and that was great. Clearly, we aren’t going to be doing an Ironman any time soon but we are determined not to drown in the pool at least.

I DID get goggles. What a difference. Boyfriend thought I looked like a crazy person when I put them on. I mean…they were a little tight. But they’re supposed to kind of suction themselves on, right? Today I swam for about 30 minutes. It felt a little easier, especially after I figured out how to pull more with my lats.

Things I learned today:
Work on technique. Speed will come . (Duh. I already knew this for running.)
Goggles are amazing.
Relax your hands.

6:00am training is easier when there’s someone else to say “OMG this sucks!”

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