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Tri Training Week 2: No Pain, No Gain

by Marissa on July 23, 2012

Yes, I know it’s cliche but “No pain, no gain” was my mantra this week. More about that in a second.

Week 2 Training Plan:

Monday – Strength
Tuesday – 30 minute Bike + 15 minute Run
Wednesday – 15 minute Swim + 30 minute Run
Thursday – 30 minute Run + Strength
Friday – Rest
Saturday – 35 minute Run
Sunday – 30 minute Swim + 30 minute Bike

It’s clear from the workouts that they aren’t long but the early part of last week was steamy here in NYC and the plan required three consecutive runs. Humidity + tired legs = needless to say, I logged some of my slowest miles — EVER.

I could have let it get me down but instead I focused on how the extra challenge would make me stronger and what was going well (and this post from Fit Chick in the City made me feel SO much better).

New running shoes!

Meals looked more like this this week:


Whole wheat pasta with summer veggies and Kale Salad

 


Quinoa and Egg Bowl

 


Banana “Ice Cream”

 


Kale Salad with Coconut Curry Tempeh

 

(All recipes can be found on the Total Reset Plan, by the way)

And I still haven’t completely figured out the Garmin, but I’m getting closer.

Overall I’m loving my workouts and looking forward to the intensity and distance climbing as the weeks go on.

Week 3 is looking like this:

Monday – Strength
Tuesday – 35 minute Run
Wednesday – Strength + 50 minute Bike
Thursday – 30 minute Swim + 20 minute Run
Friday – Rest
Saturday – 40 minute Run
Sunday – 30 minute Swim + 45 minute Run

Tell me this: Do you have a mantra for when workouts (or life) get hard? Share it in the comments below.

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1 comments
Jess
Jess

Thanks for the shout out! New running shoes are so fun and bouncy! Lately my mantra has been "I will NOT give up!" Happy Training!

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