This weekend officially kicked off the training season for me. I have new running shoes which I hope help me kick my IT Band issue in the butt. I plan to run on the dreadmill at work when I can.

My first active training session was Sunday. I hit the pool and did about a dozen or so laps. Man am I out of shape. It was a struggle to do 9 laps and my form broke down almost immediately. But, if I put it into perspective, last year at this time I couldn’t even finish a single length without struggling. So, I think I’m going to be ok.

This weekend I will be attending a swim clinic put on by a local triathlete coach Al Lyman. He will video tape us and provide feedback and drills to help us improve. I’m looking forward to it. I’m also thinking about hiring him to do a gate analysis to see if there is something I can improve in terms of my running form.

I still have some work to do to put together a training plan, and a race schedule, but that should come over the next couple of weeks.