As the shorter days shorten even further, and the cold begins to turn to ice and snow, one needs to stay motivated some how.
This leads to days like: Sprint~Tri Thursdays
As the pool is closed for lane swimming during the afternoon I thought an erg workout on my deck would take place of the swim. (I needed some sort of arm workout:)
My own "Fun Sprint Tri" results today are as follows:
Deck Erg 1500m ~~~~ 6:19.9 minutes
(I doubled the distance from the normal 750m as it felt like cheating on an erg;)
Home Loop Bike 20km~~~~~41.56 minutes
Home Loop Run 5km~~~~~~29:05 minutes
....for a grand total of 26.5km in 1:17:20.9.
My last Sprint Tri was about 5 months ago, and I have learned to like this distance as a workout.
It's nice when one can look back and think the distances that once seemed daunting, have now become workout distances in an afternoon! (And the front deck makes for a perfect transition area.)
Do you have any interesting workouts to keep things motivating over the dreary months of darker days? I may need to try them out!
The last Sprint Tri I did~ June2012.
My youngest son participated in the Kids of Steel,
and I raced my oldest the next day in the Adult Sprint Tri.
This weekend is becoming a tradition for the 3 of us.