Just a quick update on some of David’s (my hubby) happenings… First, we had a really big change last week as David joined my company. Now we carpool to work together and he is in the same downtown office, it’s great! It cuts his commute from 45 minutes to 15 minutes (one way). And he really enjoys his new team members who all seem to be very athletic and are already recruiting him for running relays and such.
As far as tri’s go, while I was in Austin, David had the Kemah Olympic Triathlon on his agenda. It’s a unique one, since the athletes jump off the boat and swim straight to shore. Here are some pictures from their website to give you an idea:
Unfortunately, the night before there were extremely bad storms, and the bike leg was cancelled, so it turned into an aquathlon (swim-run). The swim conditions were still fairly rough with very big swells. David did awesome getting 15th out of 63!! He swam a 2:05min/100m swim and had a 7:08/mi run pace. He matched my sprint swim time and [of course] blew my run pace out of the water. And he even felt like he held too much back on the run. What can I say, I’m a proud wife! (And he only trains a portion of what I train…)
Speaking of training, I was actually really good about resting and doing a mini taper this week. I did 7.5 hours of working out:
Monday: 1800m swim team. The pool changed from 25yds length-wise to 50m; I miss my wall to push off! But the length is great for tri training; I’ll get used to it.
Tuesday: 4 mi run + Body Pump. The usual.
Wednesday: 1800m swim team. I skipped the usual Wed AM trainer bike ride and chose sleep instead. David said I needed it (implying I was grumpy or something…). During swim practice that night, I tried to pull the “I’m in taper” on my swim coach, but she wouldn’t have it since I only had a sprint tri, and she made me swim just as long as everyone else. In fact, she even put me in the fast girls lane, and I was nearly lapped multiple times. I know she’s trying to push me, which I appreciate, but phew….
Thursday: 4 mi easy run. Tried to keep it around 155 bpm HR.
Friday: Rest. Nap. Practice transitions and pack gear. Sidenote: I always practice both transitions once or twice the day before the race, and it always pays off.
Saturday: CB&I Sprint Tri – 500m swim, 15 mi bike, 3.1 mi run.
Sunday: 30 mi recovery ride with Houston’s “Saturday Ride” Group – 30 miles around town, ending at the Houston Grand Crit and getting to see some criterium racing!