Took place in my first indoor tri (Life Time Indoor Tri) ever this morning and it was too much fun! My kinda way to start a Sunday
Enjoy a lil recap of this crazy hour-long workout!
Swim – 10 minutes
We started out in the pool. Was a little nervous as this was my first time swimming in a pool competitively or for time. Everyone was super helpful and friendly, which helped to relax me a ton.
The “gun” went off and there we went. I started to feel a lot for comfortable and confident as I went. I did struggle to maintain breathing on my left side too. I am MUCH more dominant on my right but I wanted to make it a point to include my left. Well once you get in to it your workout – intentions kinda fly out the window ha.
I completed 20 lengths or 10 laps. Not sure if that is good or not – but hey better than sleeping in, right? I’ll take it!
Transition 1 – 10 minutes
I felt we had plenty of time in T1. I was toying with wearing my tri suit during the whole event but am SO happy I did not. I chose to wear my swimsuit during the swim and change into my tri suit for the bike and run. Such a good call and would highly recommend this. It would not have been fun to be soaking wet for a 30 min indoor bike ride. Hellooo you’re not drying off like outside!
Bike – 30 minutes
Oh the bike. My biggest weakness. Started out kinda just having fun with it. Ya know – Snapchatting, selfies, chatting…gotta have fun with it, right?
Ok maybe I should’ve taken it more seriously. I struggle on the bike and simply need to put in more time. Much more time. Planning to make the bike much more of a focus and priority this year.
It was fun and motivating to have scenery that looked like we were riding through Arizona. Helped to keep the mind off the quad pain ha.
Transition 2 – 5 minutes
Pretty much just had to unclip the bike shoes, slip on the running shoes, and head on upstairs (yes – UPstairs OWW!).
Run – 20 minutes
Started out at an aggressive 8 MPH but after 5 mins realized I couldn’t maintain that. I am not in my best shape right now and am smart enough to know what pace I can feasibly maintain and last. I fluctuated between 7.5-7.6 for most of the run but started picking it up with 5 minutes to go. With 3 mins to go I was at 8 again…2 mins 8.5…1 min 9…30 seconds 9.5. Yes, I am a freak and like increasing in increments of .5. It really bugged me when I was at 7.6 HA! Stop judging.
After the tri we headed to the cafe for free smoothies – and they were delish!
Overall, I had a really good time at my first indoor tri. If anything it is an awesome way to start a Sunday and I would love to do this type of workout a lot more often. Keeps ya fresh during the winter season!