Where did the sun go?! It was BEAUTIFUL yesterday here in Western Washington, but today has gone to crap. I started out the sunny day yesterday with what was supposed to be a bike ride with my tri group. Well, our group leader never showed up (glad I paid $65 to join this group..) so me and the other 2 gals that showed up decided to do the whole bike course followed by the whole run course.
I was able to shave a few seconds off my bike time from last Tuesday. I rode the 10.11 miles in 42:05. I took some advice from my friend Kyle and tried to power up the hills more and use the downhills for recovery instead of trying to pedal fast downhill. I tucked as well as I could on the downhills and just let gravity do its thing. I think my legs liked the rest, because I felt better on the hills when I hit them.
We then transitioned to the run, which I was kind of dreading, but it was nice to be running with someone rather than by myself. We completed the 2.6 mile loop in 27 minutes. I was happy with that time, as my legs felt like lead and I didn't think I was running very fast.
There was a Team-In-Training tri group at the lake too and I was really jealous that I didn't join their group instead. They had a lot more people and their trainers/group leaders seemed to pump everyone up and motivate them. Everyone looked as if they were getting so much more out of their training than I was. Instead, my leader doesn't really have anything planned when we meet, I haven't learned anything new since I joined the group, and she didn't even show up yesterday. Do you think it'd be appropriate to ask for a refund?
After the brick workout, I felt like I still had some energy left, so I went to the Y for a swim. I swam the tri distance without stopping for the first time and it was easy! I just had to get past about 200 meters, then my body just got in the rhythm and kept on chuggin along. Here is what my workout looked like:
80 warm up
3 x 100 with 20 backstroke in between
1 x 200
1 x 440
1 x 440
I know I've said it before, but I love swimming! : )
I need to get used to swimming longer distances because my aunt just convinced me to do the Danskin Triathlon with her on August 14th. The swim is 1/2 mile. I know by then I'll be fine, but right now 1/2 mile is a little intimidating!
Off to hang out with my family and some friends! Enjoy your Sunday!