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A Triathlon Training Triumph : How I Set A New PR!

We made it to California to watch Doug compete in the Vineman 70.3! Since we’re in the midst of our own triathlon training, we went for a run this morning… at 6:30am, (which was really 8:30am Nashville time). Now, I may be a morning person, but I am NOT a morning workout person and I am definitely not a morning running person, heck, I’m not even a running person! But with predicted temperatures of 109, we had no choice but to get our run in before it got too hot. Rise and Run!


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Actually, this is more like what I did:


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So, off we went, bright and early. Davey has been trying to get me to run faster by doing intervals and fartlek’s (more on that this week), but so far, I haven’t noticed any improvement–I still just plod along like a turtle. On top of that, when we started out this morning, things weren’t looking very promising. We felt SO STIFF after having been on a plane the day before, but after awhile, we got into a groove. And by groove, I mean A NEW PR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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If you can’t tell by my excessive use of exclamation points, I’m insanely excited because I usually run a 5k in 31 minutes. I HAVEN’T RUN THIS FAST SINCE HIGH SCHOOL!!!! Davey was right! Interval training works! And the best part is that while I was running, I didn’t feel like I was going to die!

Training for a triathlon, or a marathon, is hard work. It’s easy to get discouraged along the way because it takes time to notice improvements. And if you’re impatient like me, it can be REALLY frustrating if you don’t see any progress in, like, a day. But, just keep going! Keep working out, keep running, biking and swimming because your hard work WILL pay off. And when that day comes… it’s time to CELEBRATE!!!!!!!!

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Trainer DaveyTrainer Davey is an Orange County personal trainer at heart, but has since moved to Nashville and taken on the new challenge of triathlon training. Of course, he misses his home of Surf City...but Music City ain't so bad either!View all posts by Trainer Davey →

  1. Trainer Davey
    Trainer Davey07-11-2012

    I like how you stopped it at exactly 3.10 miles…haha. Great job on your new PR!

    Now you know what to do… Set another one!

  2. Kellen

    What app is this?

    • Jess Anderson
      Jess Anderson08-10-2014

      Hey Kellen, it’s Map My Run. It’s not always 100% accurate, but I like it a lot.

      • Kellen