I almost forgot, I have a training blog. Yes, it’s been a while. But, since we’re in the closing days of the year, what better time to sit back and reflect on the training year and race season gone by?
Early in the year, I was kind of aimless in my training. I occasionally set out from my old place, across the bridge and back. I was a SportMedBC Sun Run InTraining Clinic leader again, but didn’t actually run the 10k because my physio told me not to. I sat back and watched the clinic participants cross the finish line, and nursed my leg back to health.
In June, I started a 13-week training program for my first half-marathon. I completed my first half-marathon in October.
In July, I got a road bike and tricked it out with aero bars and a tri-specific saddle. In August, I found a swimmer to team up with, and raced the last two legs of the sprint-distance triathlon in Sooke. My bike split was respectable, but not being used to running off the bike, I felt really slow on the 5k run (28 minutes).
In August, I also went to Kelowna to watch Paula Findlay and Simon Whitfield kick ass, and to cheer on a few friends at the Kelowna Apple Triathlon. I rode the Oly bike course the day before the race, and made plans to sign up for 2011.
Total distances for 2010: Swim 46k, Bike 925k, Run 697k.