May 6, 2014

Training Tuesday: Tri Training Update

First things first: today is the last day to enter to win a beautiful, functional workout bag from Haiku!  Check out my review and enter here.

So while it may not really feel like it, triathlon season is right around the corner!  I've been hitting it hard recently, and I think my work over the winter might just be paying off.  Yay!  I'm feeling more confident than ever in the pool, even fitting in two before-school pool sessions last week.  When that alarm goes off at 4:30, it's not pretty, but I never regret it once it's over.  The pool is always pretty quiet at that time too, which is nice.
Sunday, I met Alyssa for a bike/run brick.  I love training with Alyssa because she pushes me to bike just a *little* further every time.  Sunday was a little rough--I was tired, it was cold, and the wind was blowing.  5 minutes in I was wanting to be done.  But the conversation was great, the weather improved, Alyssa didn't laugh when I almost crashed into a stoplight (still learning how to clip in and out...), and we ended up getting in 22 miles followed by a 1.5 mile run.  My legs were definitely jelly when we started the run, but they loosened up pretty quickly.  Yay!

I'm also excited that this year I will be a race ambassador for the Esprit de She Naperville Triathlon!  This is one of my favorite races, and I'm pumped to be a part of their team.
Esprit de She is truly a phenomenal race.  They are well-organized, have the best swag, and just create the most positive, supportive race atmosphere.  My experience with them last year was awesome, and I couldn't be more excited to be back again racing this year.  If you are interested in a discount code to register for one of their events, just shoot me an email at juiceboxesandcrayolasATgmailDOTcom and I'll send it over!
At last year's Esprit de She Naperville Tri
How is your training going?  Any big upcoming races this month?


  1. How fun!!! Let me know next time you guys ride- I need training buddies!

  2. Glad your prep is going well! I am intrigued by triathlons but I can't swim. I mean I CAN but it isn't pretty. Maybe someday!

  3. I'm doing the Naperville Esprit de She for my first tri next month. I keep hearing it's a great race for first timers. Really looking forward to it, but I'm still nervous.


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