Good Training Makes for Happy Days

Friday – deadlift ladder, squats, calf raises, arms etc, 3x (5min row, 10min bike, 10min run)
Sat – Rest – 20min open water swim
Sun – 90min run (prob 20min or so spent being lost/lazy.. so at least 1hr run!), 30min open water swim

Training the last few days has been feeling truly excellent. I feel really alive and full of energy – and I got back on the scary metaphorical horse of sea swimming- and it seems to be going well! If it continues to improve, I should be donning my wetsuit on 11th July to begin my first open water tri!

Friday’s training was great, I think due to a combination of a proper nights sleep, and knowing I had no time constraints. I’ve been training before and after work til now, but I had the day off so I could spend as long as I wanted – so I did. Also, the short intervals meant I really pushed it on every one, rather than relaxing into a longer bike or run.

Today’s run was very hot and sweaty, but I soon found a trail through the woods of Stanmer Park, which had me dwelling on some of the stories from ‘Born To Run’ (I finished it by the way – an excellent read). The mixed terrain kept my mind engaged, and though I had to take a detour over a barbed wire fence, and negotiate with a bed of stinging nettles, I couldn’t have been happier.

Not much else to say on the deep and meaningful procrationation level, only that good training makes Michelle a happy girl.

Published by michellearthurs

I'm an NCTJ Journalist and work at Cycling Weekly. Previous to this, I was the Editor at Total Women's Cycling. I've also dabbled in marketing and copywriting - having been Marketing Coordinator and Social Media/Content Editor at Evans Cycles. My first job was working on a local newspaper.  I've written for a variety of titles on a freelance basis, too. I got into cycling when I entered my first triathlon in 2010. I now race crits, road races, time trials, and do a lot of track training for not very much track racing.

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