I don’t want to imply that triathletes are not “real” runners, I just don’t want to call it just running.
Ever since I got the wild hair to sign up for a half marathon in 2010 I was training for triathlons as well. I think the most I ever ran was four times a week and usually at least one of those was a short t-run.
So transforming myself into a runner has been an interesting journey. Running 6 days a week is blissfully simple but also exciting because it feels good to focus on getting better at one thing instead of generally sucking at three sports. Although I am starting to miss the pool and my bike so I think some cross training will be back on the calendar soon.
I am very excited about how my trail half marathon at Copper Mountain went and can’t wait to see what training for a 50k entails. Training reports to comes.