Today..my transition muscles got a major workout!!
Transition muscles are the muscle groups that you use going from one discipline in triathlon to the next. For today, Hector and I worked on going from the bike to the run. In the gym, we set my bike on a trainer and I went from several minutes of 80 to 90 rpm cadence riding to jumping off the bike, putting on my running shoes and running on a treadmill for several minutes at various speeds. After running, it was back to the bike for cadence riding and working gears. I was sweating like crazy and almost begging Hector for mercy.
Hector has decided to focus my strength on the bike. Since I am a plus size person, it would be to my advantage to focus my energy on a non weight bearing event like the bike as opposed to the run. Hector explained that I have strong legs from years of carrying alot of weight and we will use this to our advantage.
At the end of the hour, I was pretty tired...but I had that feeling of a job well done. Have you ever dreaded going to do a workout but once it was done, you feel absolutely incredible? That is how it was for me today.
Don't get me wrong. I ended up taking a hot bath this afternoon and falling asleep in the tub before going to Disney to work my other job...but all in all...it was a great workout. This was a minor workout compared to what is to come.
After a night of work at Disney (Ill tell you about my two different professions at another time), I am exhausted and ready for so much earned sleep!!