Today was the first day of my Iron Girl training. You can follow along as to how close I'm keeping with the schedule by viewing the training plan! I plan to stay pretty close to the workouts- with a couple of exceptions. I will add a swim or two per week, and I might switch the schedule around to make my rest days match up with the rest of my life schedule. Also, the scheduled "Weight' workouts will likely be with my personal trainer once per week, Today was a "simple" 40 minute aerobic run. This means I should be able to keep conversation. While I usually train alone, I know this means a fairly easy pace.
One thing that I learned from my triathlon was that I need to push myself harder in training. I run pretty slow- keeping at 11:30min/mile pace. I would like to in the 9-10 minute pace for anything over 4 miles, faster for shorter- obviously. With the Iron Girl you do a 2 mile run- twice. So- I'm going to work pretty hard at increasing my speed. However, excuses excuses, this was my first run since my Tri and it's HOT today. While my first mile was under 10 minutes, the remaining 2 were much slower. Over all I ran 3.6 miles.
While I intend to push myself as hard as I can, the REAL thing i'm going focus on, is stretching! I'm a terrible stretcher! I'm really good about it at the gym- but when I work out with a run/bike/swim... not so much. S0- here today, I'm promising to stretch everyday. EVERY DAY. :) I hope this blog helps keep me honest!