Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Training Tuesday: Triathlon Training is On
The Hal Higdon half marathon plan worked out really well for my first half marathon last fall, so I'm following his novice 2 triathlon training plan, which technically kicked off yesterday. I went for a swim instead of strength, but I'll be following his general guides for training during the next few weeks to get ready for the Niles Tower Tri.
I'm really excited about my first triathlon, mostly because this is a step towards my ultimate goal of becoming an Ironman. I feel like after my lesson yesterday, I have a better understanding of the swim, but it is my weakest sport. Putting it all together will be tough, but I'm looking forward to a new challenge and quality cross training.
My next question is what to wear for a sprint triathlon. Should I get a tri suit or separate tri shorts and a tri top? It actually works out cheaper to get the one piece, but I'm not sure of the brands (Garneau for the one-piece, Orca for the two pieces) and such. Any advice, Internet strangers?