This week marks Week 1 of my Iron Girl Triathlon Training!
In case you missed, I am participating in the Athelta Iron Girl Triathlon in Lake Las Vegas, NV on October 26th! I will be doing the International Distance of: 1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run. I am excited because (1) it’s in a lake and (2) it’s in VEGAS! YA, BABY!
Have you heard of the Iron Girl Event Series? They are pretty amazing!
“Iron Girl’s mission is to empower women toward a healthy lifestyle. The Iron Girl event
experience provides women with a competitive platform and amenities such as: a post-race
catered Breakfast Café, performance shirts sized just for women, professional timing,
personalized race bibs, custom finisher medals, post-race giveaways and much more. The website is filled with training tips, guest columnists and nutrition information. Iron Girl has also furthered its offerings with the addition of IronGirlShop.com with items such as hydration and nutrition products, jewelry and sports bags. The Iron Girl brand has been featured in a range of media outlets to include USA Today, The New York Times, Runner’s World, Family Circle, Ok! Magazine and Women’s Health.”
Date: Saturday, October 26th, 2013
Location: Lake Las Vegas, NV —-> (Girls weekend!)
(You must be 15 years old to participate in the Sprint Distance Triathlon)
Sprint Distance Triathlon
500 meter swim – 22.5K bike – 5K run
$95.00 until September 1
$105.00 until race day
International Distance Triathlon
1.5K swim – 40K bike – 10K run
$125.00 until September 1
$150.00 until race day
You should all JOIN ME! You can sign up HERE and use the discount code NHERSHOES to receive $10 off registration!
I will be following most of Tim Holland’s “The 12-Week Athlete” Training Plan again, just like I did for my Half Ironman. I love that the book has a plan for every level of athlete. I am going to stick to the Intermediate Olympic Distance plan with a little bit of my own flare.
What my plan consists of:
- Swimming (2 times a week)
- Cycling (2 times a week)
- Running (3 times a week)
- GPP (4 times a week)
- Yoga (once a week)
You can see it more clearly HERE. I have never done this distance of a Tri before, so my #1 goal is to have fun training and finish well.
I LOVE TRIATHLONS so much and I am pretty sure this might be my favorite distance! After this, I will have done every distance besides a full Ironman which I will do one day! I know in the Olympics they get anywhere from 1 hour & 45 minutes to 2 hours finishing times… ya I am aiming for a “3 hours or less” kind of time.
A 30 minute swim, 1 hour 30 minutes bike, 1 hour run. We shall see.
I am so excited to get back in the pool and riding my bike more constantly. I will be doing TUESDAY TRI updates over the next 11 weeks in hopes to encourage you all to get the passion and desire to do one too!