I’ve been amazed at how well my body has taken to my TriDot training program. I’ve mentioned that I’ve gotten faster since starting the program in January and even hit a personal best at my last Ironman, but I’ve also lost a bit of weight – almost fifteen pounds. I haven’t been focusing on the weight loss, but it’s been an easy by-product of my training. I’ve been somewhat aware of what I’m eating, but I’m not depriving myself at all, and I’ve even indulged in my occasional pint of ice cream here and there. As someone who has always had to pay attention to my weight, I appreciate the ease of this loss.
I started my second TriDot program last week. This time we are emphasizing running since I’m running a couple of marathons this fall. I’m still doing all around triathlon training, but the goal is primarily to improve my running. We’ll see how the new program goes, but I’m liking it so far.
This morning, I did a track workout. I did 3/4 mile repeats on 7:03, 6:56 and 7:06. I could definitely feel myself fading on the third one. It’s been a while since I did a speed workout, and this was my first to involve 3/4 mile repeats. I think that speed workouts are much harder than just going out and running six or seven miles, but I’ve gotten to where I enjoy them. I even look forward to them. That, too, is progress.