Not in a race, though. As you know, I've decided to enter a triathlon. I've been training for the past month so far, and here's an update.
My routine started as follows: I would begin with a 2 mile run-walk. The track at my local Y is 1/8 mile. So I would run a lap, walk a lap (8 cycles). I would then spend 20 minutes on the stationary bike (random hill setting), followed by a half mile swim.
So far, so good.
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I was timing out at about 30 minutes for the run-walk. And about 30 or so minutes for the swim.
Anyway, after a couple of weeks I, being supremely confident in my abilities, decided to stretch it out a bit. I started running a lap and a half and walking a lap (8 cycles: 2 1/2 miles). And then I extended my time on the stationary to 30 minutes. I also gradually increased the level, so the highest hill would have greater resistance.
Then my knee said "Whatchoo talkin 'bout, zen?" and became mean to me.
So for the past three weeks, I've been doing a half hour on the elliptical. As well as the time on the stationary and the swimming.
Anyway, this week I decided to get back on the track. But only doing the run one walk one. This week I've also been lazy with my running due to errands and such. So I only went on Thursday and did a mile and a half.
But I did 26 laps today! That's 13 running, 13 walking. That comes out to a total of 3.25 miles. Which is a 5K!!
Now I have to couple that with bike riding.
And do it in order.
Because I was gassed at the end.
We'll see what the next weeks bring. I'm cutting back on the schedule to only three days a week. To give me some recovery, as well as some weight loss to happen. so on Monday, we'll see if I can do it again.
10:46 AM PT: By the way, a side issue. Since I've been doing this, my hair has done strange things. I have started to use a shampoo with conditioner after swimming, and I use regular conditioner 3 times a week, but my hair still gets "helmet-like". Any suggestions?