Hi all! My name is Theresa. Being my first of I hope many posts on the site, I thought I should introduce myself. I am a nursing student and in less than 8 months I will officially be a registered nurse (cheers for that). I am married to a guy that is just as fitness crazy as I am and we have three dogs. Our dogs also happen to be fitness nuts-trying to keep them out of water is like trying to keep me out of my running shoes. I am passionate about eating well and being in motion. I believe in hard work, that no excuse is a good excuse, and that working out should be fun.
I’ve been an avid runner all my life. Two summers ago I found myself getting bored with running and road races and went out in search of another adventure. My quest for a new challenge led me to triathlons. It was a sport I had always wanted to try, but had been too timid to dare. I barely knew how to do more than a dog paddle in the water and my bicycle looked like it couldn’t take me more than a mile down the road. Nevertheless, I started to train in May 2008, and was instantly addicted. It was so exciting doing all three sports and it never got boring. I started to feel energetic and bouncy. I lost 15 lbs. and my resting heart rate was in the low 40s. I felt good and I looked good. In July 2008, I competed in my first triathlon and I was hooked for life. The energy of the athletes, the thrill of running through the transition area to the next event, and the grand finish-it was exhilarating!
Want an excerise routine that is exciting? that targets every major muscle group? that will get you in the best cardiovascular shape of your life? Then I challenge you to just TRI it!!
Below is a link to Runner’s World Magazine’s online site. The link includes a 6 week triathlon training program.
The plan does assume though that the athlete trying to complete it is in fair to good cardiovascular condition before beginning. For example, if you regularly do cardio 4 to 6 days a week, then this plan will work for you. Happy training!