Ok so my partner has joined the local women’s cycling team…which also does a lot of triathlon. She signed up for her first ever tri a few weeks ago and asked if I’d like to do it too.
So 3 days before the event we decided maybe we should get in a pool and figure out if we can even swim…like at all…we went to Target and bought a couple pair of goggles and headed to the pool. Now don’t get me wrong…I can float around in a pool, but in my nearly 46 years of existence I can count on one hand the number of laps of a pool I’ve done…before this event anyway.
So I did it, I was literally dizzy getting out of the pool and of course was being passed by almost everyone. Bike went A LOT better and I got the 2nd fastest time on the bike leg (so there’s that) and then on the run a course marshal gave me bad directions and I ran an extra mile…not cool bro…not cool.
In the end it was kind of fun and I think I want to do it again. Partner had a good time and wants to do more of them for sure. Ok…NOW we need to be able to do all of these sports. So I set up the TR Sprint Tri low volume plan and last night we set out to do the first workout. It is REALLY clear that neither of us is in the proper swimming shape to do even the first workout properly, which brings me to my questions:
- How do you get from pool lounge chair watching your kids on the diving board to the first TR Sprint Tri workout?
- If you’ve never swam laps before, how do you best build to the point where you can do an “easy 250m cool down” and your heart isn’t pounding out of your chest?
- Also…any way to get TR to import my runs and swims too or are those all just manual entry?