The first thing I did was sign up for Masters Swim at our local gym. The first class was BRUTAL but very helpful. After just a couple of tweaks to my stroke I could feel a complete difference in the pool. And my arms KILLED me the next day, which has never happened before after a swim. I am hoping that is a good thing. My left knee is still bothering me, so I have decided to take a couple weeks off from the running to give it a rest. That means I went back to the pool Friday instead of running. I was so much harder the second day in a row. I am really hoping this swimming thing gets easier or I am going to drown in Galveston as there is not a bottom I can stand on in the ocean.
I have also tackled the biking part of my training plan. Jeff set up a trainer for me in his "pain cave" And riding on that thing was just that..........PAINFUL! More mentally than anything. I lasted 20 minutes before I couldn't take it anymore. I am really going to have to find some good movies/TV shows to watch if I have to ride on that thing again ;) The next day I decided to do my bike in a spin class. This definitely isn't the same as cycling, but it kicked my butt! I am amazed that I can run a marathon, but nearly dropped over after an hour in spin. My next attempt on the bike was this morning. I did a 25 mile ride with a local group here that is training for the MS150 ride.
I have told a few people who have asked me if I am crazy for signing up for this tri that really the run and swim don't worry me that much. I am terrified of the bike portion though. I am scared of getting hit by a car, and falling. I know these things will happen, and am really not looking forward to this. At the start of the ride I was so nervous I thought I was going to puke. I kept thinking to myself I would much rather be at the start of a marathon then doing this. At least during a marathon if I fall I don't have as far to tumble. But we started and off I went. I was so nervous that I forgot to start my Garmin, so I have no idea how