Last week I got to challenge myself in a whole new way with some back to back racing over the weekend. I raced a local sprint triathlon on Saturday and followed it up with a local Olympic-distance triathlon on Sunday. I pushed hard in both races. Saturday I finished 1st overall female (with only 5 men finishing before me) and Sunday I finished 2nd overall female (with the only female finishing before me being a professional triathlete). I will have race reports up soon, so stay tuned!
-I GET to do this sport
-I GET to decide how I show up
-I set goals on purpose and with purpose
-I LOVE a good challenge
-I am incredibly grateful that my body allows me to do this
-smile and ALWAYS have fun
Quote of the week:
“Challenge yourself; it’s the only path that leads to growth.”~Morgan Freeman
Swim: 2506 yards
The only swimming I did last week was while racing.
Bike: 37.2 miles
The only biking I did last week was while racing. Saturday’s race was super flat, but Sunday I got to climb Twister Hill (where the movie Twister was filmed) twice. Anyone who thinks Iowa is flat should come climb Twister Hill with me! 🤪
Run: 15.5 miles
I did do a hill repeat run on Monday last week, but then didn’t run again until race weekend. It was good to save the legs a bit to see just how hard I could push them. Saturday’s race was super flat, but Sunday I got to climb a big hill twice. It was good physical and mental training for Ironman 70.3 Worlds coming up next month!
Strength Training: 15 minutes of core strength daily
Weekly Totals: 7 hours & 16 minutes
30 minutes of full body strength training
Attitude of Gratitude:
What were your highlights from week 32 of 2021?! Have you ever raced back to back?! If so, what did you learn?!