Official training for the 2014 triathlon season began last Monday, January 6 at 8:30am in the pool. This was the first time back in the water since the Half Full Triathlon on October 6. My decision to work with Coach Molly Roohi this year was spot on. This is the first year that I am working with a coach, it helps being accountable to someone other than myself for training. I can’t fudge that Garmin upload. This week was full of Zone 1 (Z1) training. So, to give you an idea of how slow I was moving, here are my zones:
Running and biking in Z1 is torture. It takes a lot to not just GO. My runs feel more like power walks. I was passed a few times by a few local snails and turtles on my runs. It is really hard for me to slow down, but I am placing my trust in my coach and the training plan.
I’m really liking the Beta version of Training Peaks too. My first week’s numbers are:
Total time – 9:10
Swim Time – 1:28 Distance – 4100 yards
Bike Time – 4:10 Distance – 60.2 miles
Run Time – 3:24 Distance – 15.9 miles
To add to the excitement of officially beginning to train for 2014 races, I got to see the Team Rev3 race kit that I’ll be sporting this year. Thanks to Pearl Izumi, I’ll be racing in style.