1. Running - I love this! I am strong!
2. Swimming - Calm, relax. Calm, relax.
3. Biking - Power!
4. Transitions - Catch your breath (or in T1 - Helmet! Helmet!)
In the end, I ran 4 miles and then went home and rode the stationary bike for 20 minutes. I don't trust mileage on the stationary bike so I won't mention mileage. I then stretched, drank some chocolate milk and made a couple hash browns. Might even do some P90X Ab Ripper if I'm feeling fancy tonight!
I am 310 days out from Ironman Raleigh 70.3 Everything I do now will impact race day. I am starting a 5 month training plan in January 2015 but I know that my choices now will impact how well I do with the training plan. I am trying new things on my plate, focusing on proper hydration, and saying goodbye to unneeded .lbs each day. By the time my training plan kicks in, I should be in pretty good shape, strong, and the good eating and drinking will be second nature and I won't have to think about it so much. It will certainly be something I monitor, but I am hoping that by creating good habits now, I will be able to spend more time focusing on the athletic side of the training. This is getting exciting! The only thing I would change is having someone to share all the training with. For a long time, and even some now, I train alone. Fortunately, there are people who share common interests in each part of the triathlon, it's just that most are not interested in trying to put all three together. Nothing beats being the only crazy person in town!