>Maybe it was watching Bob win Survivor last night. Maybe it was waking up to a day of 66 degree weather. Maybe it was getting some new sweet gear for my bike this morning. Either way, when I got going for my workout today to kick off day 1 of training, I was feeling inspired. Thus, I kicked off the day with a workout that I will probably feel all week. I started out with a 45 minute swim, which felt just awful. I could certainly tell that I have only been in the pool once since October, and I’m looking forward to a feel weeks from now when my rhythm in the water is back. After that horribleness, I took a short break to get my bike ready for a ride. Mid-60s, it was a perfect day for a ride and I spent about 1.5 hours out there. I felt fine in terms of my legs, but it is definitely a goal of mine to get more comfortable on the bike again. All the hours of stationary spinning left me forgetting what it feels like with wind and sharp turns. After the ride, I headed out for a 45 minute run. I hit alternate 7:45/8’s pretty easily, and felt good. It was also nice to be out there in shorts and a t-shirt to work up a sweat, and I think that helped me mentally. I have named this workout the Disco Stick Triathlon (inspired by the lyrics of lovegame by Lady GaGa).
Published by Alyssa Godesky
Alyssa is a professional triathlete who has logged over 8,000 miles in competition of swimming, biking and running across five continents. She came to triathlon from an ultrarunning background and over the last few years has found success back on the trails: in 2018 she set the female supported Fastest Known Time (FKT) on Vermont's 273 mile Long Trail in 5 days, 2 hours and 37 minutes. In 2020 she set the women's supported FKT for climbing the 46 High Peaks in the Adirondacks in 3 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes. She is a triathlon and running coach, and also enjoys spending time guiding hikers out on the trails. Alyssa is based in Charlottesville, VA with her dog Ramona.
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