Seriously contemplating training for a triathlon. So serious in my contemplation that I am selling my beloved spinning bike for a trainer for my road bike. The one I’m deciding on a very small, local, sprint distance triathlon.
So looking at several factors… One, training. Two, cost. Three, time.
Training… This is what the beginner schedule worked out to tentatively…
Saturday: Rest/Races/Family Time
Cost… Not as horrible as I had imagined, at least initially…
Additional gym membership (for swimming), if I go alone, $25/month
Pool Buoy $14
Bike Trainer $70
Bike Cycolcomputer (for using bike inside) $12
Bike Tires (clincher tires and to replace my mountain bike tires) $110
Bike Shoes & Clips $100
Bike tool kit $13
Transition Towel $25
(And possibly, if I love the first one, a wet suit for the open water triathlon in September)
Time… This seems to be a little more difficult… Maintaining CrossFit, keeping up with my girls, not neglecting my husband, and working…
Sunday, afternoon running group. No problem.
Monday, CrossFit, work from 8am-3:30pm, girls CrossFit, bike trainer at home until Bill gets home. Family time.
Tuesday, CrossFit, work from 8am-5pm, swim one hour for lunch. Home at normal time. Family time.
Wednesday, CrossFit, work from 8am-3:30pm, girls CrossFit, bike trainer at home until Bill gets home. Family time.
Thursday, CrossFit, work from 8am-4pm, running group. Home around the time Bill arrives. Family time.
Friday, CrossFit, work from 8am-5pm, swim one hour for lunch. Home at normal time. Family time.
Saturday, Rest/Races/Family Time
CrossFit maintained ❌
Girls & husband effected as little as possible ❌
Work, 37.5 hours (more than I’m working now actually, ha…) ❌
Now… Just to get back into swimming and not feel like I’m drowning every time… So any triathletes out there, any advice would be appreciated!!
And this little killer was today’s CrossFit WOD. 🙂 I heart CrossFit Rove.