Congratulations to all the SF marathon runners, it was fun to read your reports this weekend!
This weekend I signed up for another tri, the National Capital Triathlon, Olympic distance. It is in Ottawa Ontario, a city that I love, so I am so excited to have an excuse to go there again. The Olympic distance is a good intermediate step to the half iron and it is a consistent distance from race to race. It will be a 1500 meter swim, 40K bike, and a 10K run. This is the distance of all Olympic triathlons, regardless of venue, although I wonder if the transition distances are the same in each race. I am learning there are so many factors that can affect your outcome in these events. I am aiming for a sub three hour finish, but I will be happy with completing it feeling like I pushed/punished myself enough. Anyway I want a bench marker to see where I am now, versus down the road with more training.
This means I have to adjust my training for the week. I will post a recap of last weeks training and the plan for this week today. I don't plan any major taper for this, although I will squeeze two rest days between now and the race. I find it hard to juggle all three sports, and I'm not even working right now, but it is a lot of fun.
Happy Monday and thanks for reading!