It’s been a light week on the training front. Not a very inspiring way to start the first blogged training week, but it was what it was. I have been building an endurance base over the last few months, so I’m not starting from scratch. In fact, it’s about time in the training process for a transition period. A time for me to take it easy for a couple of weeks, rest my body and mind, and prepare for the real training to start in the coming weeks.
Avoiding overuse injuries is a big priority of mine. I’ve been sidelined too many times in the past. I resolve to train smarter first, harder second, and take a step back when my body tells me to. Last week, my body, especially my knee, was telling me to take it easy. I’ve focused a lot on running in the past, and a key reason for me focusing more on triathlons now is the low impact cross training benefits of biking and swimming.
I didn’t do nothing this week. I focused on the swimming to keep up the cardio but rest the knee. It worked out great, better than I expected. Like a lot of triathletes, I consider myself least experienced and knowledgeable about swimming. I rarely swim consecutive days and usually only a couple of times each week. I found it very beneficial to have some consistency in my swim workouts this week. Stringing a few together really helped me feel more comfortable in the water.
Next week I plan to have another fairly light week. I’ll get in some biking and running to test out the knee. The extra downtime has been good in getting the blog up and running. It takes a lot of time for a tech idiot and non-writer like myself to accomplish something in this realm. I even had time to come up with the nifty little logo at the top. I’m moving forward.