I can’t get this triathlon off my mind – I’m pretty psyched about it believe it or not! I’ve been non-stop reading tri blogs and websites.
Yesterday I swam 2,000m in about 50 minutes in the morning: 1,500m regular freestyle, 250m with buoy and 250m with *flip turns* since I had the lane to myself to practice. I hope to practice and streamline the turns so I can get better workouts.
That evening I went to track practice, but it was cancelled due to an incoming storm. I thought I’d never say I was upset that track practice was cancelled, but I was! I hurried over to the Memorial Park track and was able to squeeze in a 10 min warm up and 8×30/30’s (30 second sprint, then 30 second easy run). I hurried back to the car once it got really dark and thunder-y out. And I topped my run workout off with an abs session of course – always gotta do my 20 minutes of abs per day.
This morning I loaded up my bike in the car, seeing as it’s been collecting dust for the past three months. They say half the battle is just showing up and it’s true! I have been avoiding even looking at my bike for awhile because I thought I might have some crazy kharma-induced accident if I rode it since I’d neglected it for so long. Turns out it treated me just as well as it usually does. I headed back to Memorial Park, this time for the Picnic Loop, a ~1.2mi loop for cyclists. It was breezy and humid outside, and sort of felt like Hawaii. I was wearing my Hawaii bike jersey which seemed fitting.
Have you heard the bike saying “Put the fun between your legs”?
The bike ride was GREAT. I loved it. I did 1 hour at about 17 mph and it felt good. Obviously I have some training to do, but it’s a good start. Maybe this is why I am so darn hungry now?
I stopped by MyFitFoods on the way home and grabbed a salmon & quinoa to-go lunch. They have limited veggie options, but I like their fish and breakfast dishes when I am in a rush. My soon-to-be in-laws are following their diet and love it – David’s dad has even lost 30+ pounds on their diet!
Tomorrow is running & maybe a Master’s swim class which I am quite nervous about. Wish me luck!