Update No. 4 – Back in training 2014: Preparing for a half-marathon & triathlon

An update on my training for the #ACTriathlon and #TrentonHalf…

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Well, not much to report regarding my training for the Atlantic City International Triathlon, which I’ll be competing in on Sept. 14, 2014. (See the January 18 update and original post below for background information.)

I’m at the point where I’m basically swimming 72 laps—1.02 miles—in about 40 minutes, which is something I didn’t think I would be doing for at least another week or two when I started this. The unfortunate thing is that I’ve been doing it mostly with just my right arm the past couple of outings since straining my left shoulder a few laps into my final workout last week.

So far, I’ve been able to compensate by keeping my left-arm strokes a bit wide of my body, which seems to minimize any pain. I’m also adding more kicks for extra propulsion. However, that’s something I don’t really want to do in the triathlon since…

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