400 warm up, 400 kick with fins, 200 IM drill
4×100 on 1:25, 100 IM on 2:00
3×100 on 1:25, 100 IM on 2:00
2×100 on 1:25, 100 IM on 2:00
1×100 on 1:25, 100 IM on 2:00
6×200 free pull
10 min warm up
2x(6 min 200+ watts, 4 min 175+ watts), 5 min easy
2x(5 min 200+ watts, 3.5 min 175+ watts), 5 min easy
2x(4 min 200+ watts, 2 min 175+ watts), 5 min easy
20 min tempo run outside
40 min Open Water swim
45 min outdoor run (2 loops of Greenwich Tri course)
1.5 hour break
50 min on trainer (12 min 170+ watts, 5 min easy, 10 mins at 170+ watts, 5 min easy, 8 min at 170+ watts, 5 min easy) last min of harder efforts standing. All on 4-8% grade.
20 min easy run outdoors (HOT!!!)
25 run with the triple stroller around the hood
Treadmill run – main set – 5×4 min @ 9.0, 5×2 min at 8.7-9 mph (all at 1% grade)
Run – 1 hr – seeking out and working hills
Swim – 45 min (2,500 m) main set: 3×400 (swim/pull/swim)
Bike – 3.5 hours (100K). First time in about two years I’ve done that distance. Felt great too!
So when I found out I was having triplets a friend of mine (without kids) exclaimed “you are going to be so fast…don’t you know you get faster after you have a baby? And you’re having three!”
“Really?” I replied – I’ve never heard of that. But now I’m starting to wonder. I don’t train as hard or as much as I used to and based on my last two race results I’m as fast if not faster than I used to be (at least running and biking). Swimming’s another story…it’s harder to get to the pool with three little ones.
Maybe it’s pushing the triple jogger, but to be honest I don’t run with it that much since it’s sooo hilly around my house. Maybe merely having babies physiologically changes you? I have no idea…I’m not a doctor. Maybe it’s the carrying around 20-25 lb weights (babies) constantly and running around after them. This is my best guess as to why I’m stronger now versus my pre-baby era.
Regardless, I’m enjoying feeling strong and fast. I had a great race at the Mossman Sprint Tri this past weekend. I had a solid swim, strong bike (including a mechanical issue) and I had my best run split ever and ended up winning the women’s race by over 3.5 minutes!
Mossman Sprint Tri Awards Ceremony 2012
I’ve been horrible at keeping up to date on this blog lately. Sorry!
I do want to share some things we’ve been doing to keep busy with three little ones.
The beach – taking the munchkins to the beach is actually a ton of fun and they really love playing in the sand and surf…perhaps a little too much as they act like little turtle hatchlings and crawl (or scoot in Cam’s case) to the water’s edge without hesitation. Having at least one helper is a definite must, also the choo choo seems to work best (verus stroller) when traveling through deep sand (you can just drag it through).
The pool – my kids are water babies!!! (Surprise, surprise). They love hanging out in the baby pool but seem to like the big pool even more. Splashing, jumping off the side, kicking and paddling…you name it they love it!
The Stamford Museum & Nature Center – Just round the corner from our house this living farm is great. The kids love the animals and the choo choo works well on the handicap access trail. They also have a farmer’s market on Fridays during the summer/fall months.
Bridgeport Bluefish Game – I’m pretty sure my kids didn’t get what was going on but it was a nice way to spend the afternoon.
Bike – 2 hours
Swim – 30 min
Swim – 1 hr (3K yards)
Swim – 1 hr
Bike/Run Brick 1.5 hrs
Bike – 2 hrs
Run – Treadmill ( 10×3 min w/ :30 rest (8.7-9 mph)
Swim – Open water 45 min
Run – 45 min
Run – 1 hr (with triple jogger and hills)
Bike – 2 hrs
Swim 3,100 yards
Warm up: 400 free, 400 kick with fins, 400 IM (k/d/d/s by 25)
Main set: 400 IM (:30 rest), 200 free (:20 rest), 2×200 IM (:20 rest), 2×100 free (:10 rest), 4×100 IM (:10 rest), 4×50 free (:05 rest), 100 easy
Brick 50 min ride, 20 min run
Run treadmill -6x :20 pick ups then 4x(4 min on 8.6, 3 min on 8.8, 2 min on 9, 1 min on 9.2 with :30 rest)
50 mile ride
11 mile run in 1:30
Happy Bee Day to my little bugs and butterfly!
Swim – 3,500 yards (main set – 2x(400 pull, 4×100 on 1:20)
Bike – trainer 1 hr
Run – treadmill – 5 min warm up, 10×3 min at 8.6-8.7mph with :30 rest), 5 min cool down
Bike – 30 min on trainer
Run – 30 min on treadmill ( every 5th minute at 5K race pace) BABIES BIRTHDAY!!!
Swim – 1,000 (lap swimmer incident…so I didn’t really get much of a workout in…)
Swim 4,000 (Then BIRTHDAY PARTY!!!)
Bike & Run
The babies went for their first college visit this week – I’m starting early 😉
Campbell had a shoot for Babies R Us on location at Princeton University this past week so Jojo and I decided to take everyone since it would be a good day trip and hey – Jojo has never been there either. While Cam got pushed around in a pram and bombarded by Elmo by the baby wrangler, Jojo took Calder and Evie around the very cute town of Princeton. She kept getting asked if they were twins and had to reply – “no…actually triplets” which prompted confused looks and comments like “you lost one.”
It was almost 90 out today and what better way to spend it than on the beach! We met up with S&S and L and everyone had a great time playing in the sand (eating it too) and the little ones even dipped their toes in the water!
Swim – 2,000 yards
Run: 45 min
Brick (1 hr bike, 30 min run)
Bike 1 hr
Run 20 min
Swim 3,00 yards
1 hr run (hilly) with triple stroller