Triathlon training, the first 2 months

Tags: training, triathlon, tottori

Already more than 2 months have passed since I've started to train again.
First month I focused on short distances on running, with 7 sessions around 5-6 km just trying to keep a constant rhythm but never trying to push it. I also added 6 cycling trainings and just one swim training.
The goal was to reboot the body, sort of speaking, I just followed my feelings and never cared so much about the speed. I was just enjoying my return to the sport (I still do).

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I train often around Togo lake with my bike.

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My usual course when running. This is just before they harvest the rice fields.

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This is from my bike training in the Mitokusan temple area. Pass is at almost 600m which is a good training for me coming from an area at sea level.

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This from top of Hachibuse mountain, also at a bit less than 600m. Great view, we can see  a piece of Togo lake.

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Paying respect to my old club in Le Havre wearing the Havre Athletic Club Triathlon jersey.


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Some data from Runkeeper : volume for August and September, I am progressively increasing the distances.

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Same by weeks

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In September I exercised more regularly and added more sessions : 5 swimming trainings, 7 cycling, 10 running. A typhoon came at a good time to avoid me to over train (a mistake you might make when you have to much motivation) as I could not go out for 3 days. It was only the second month so the body still needed to readapt to this new routine.
I have progressively lengthen the runnings, reaching an average 8km I think, I also added a bit of intensity starting to do few interval trainings again. I think my cycling is coming back quite well also, I have good feelings on the bike. Even in the semi-mountains around here, the cadence of pedaling is showing some good signs. Still I am clearly far from my objectives but it's still reassuring that I am seeing progress already.

Also apart from the few days of typhoon, September is a great month for the weather and the countryside here is gorgeous, I feel lucky to be able to enjoy this environment. I am discovering more and more the area and even go to places that locals barely know and some roads in the mountain that are not even on google maps :-). 
I must add that my diet improved greatly since I am living in the countryside, eating almost always at home and fresh products. This is helping for sure.

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One of my cycling training in Runkeeper. I am going to buy the Wahoo Run pack (plug for iphone) to have cardio data also in the graph and control more what  am doing.


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At the mountain pass limit between, Tottori town and Misasa town [famous for curative radioactive hot springs [?]]. 
On the Runkeeper/google map above you can see this place, located with 2 small polaroid style icons.


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I discovered over-there that Misasa was a sister town of Lamalou les Bains in France, also a hot spring town.

On October the 16th, I will participate to the Daisen cycling climb, a 14 km with about 700m of climb. I already rode it during a training, some severe percentages at some points, it should be fun to ride with others.

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