Sunday, July 11, 2010

1 week 2 tri

 so this is how I wish I could wear my tri top.. more like a sports bra but with some storage! LOL!
ultra light on sleep AGAIN! :( but had a great time at the wedding. Hit some vega sport and a banana before heading out to train today. Didn't have the time or stomach for anything more. Started with an open water swim. went over a 1.5 miler but not quite a 2. It seems to take me awhile to settle myself into a pace in open water. I feel anxious or excited or nervous or something when I start. Maybe because I am not a fan of swimming in the shallow water with the plant life etc. Maybe because I haven't done much of it, I don't really know what my issue is. Takes awhile for me to feel comfortable breathing too. I always swim better on my way back than on my way out. Forgot my watch so I dont know how long it took and was chatting afterwards. Drove home and headed out for a 20 mile ride and 3.25 mile run. took 2:04 I did some hills and 1 really good climb. Went later in the day so I had some traffic issues. My lower back was tight towards the end of the bike and I've never had that before. It was a nutrition and hydration practice today so I worked on that too. I was hurting and tired for the run but I got through it. I didn't get sick from the gels but I thought I might for a bit. It was hot and I was sweating a ton but I tired to be really good with the water. Although I feel a little distoriented when Im done.  I was thinking it is 1 week to my first triathlon.Wondering what it is going to be like besides painful and fun . I know I am using this one as more of a training race than a real race for the learning curve etc. Its going to be an interesting week. Im probably going to drive Jay insane! I need to get back on a good diet and also catch up on some sleep. Still hitting some ibu as it does seem to be working. Although my legs are tired for the workout today, not recovered yet.

Sprouted grain bagel
Vega wfo w/coconut water


  1. I think you'll be amazed at how well you'll do. All of your hard training will pay big dividends!

  2. I hope your right Dan. I'm will finish but I don't expect a good time.

  3. You will do great. Up until this year, I dreaded lake swims, don't want to know what is under there and my HR could not get low since I was always worried about what I thought I would see. That does go away in time, just keep hitting the open water.

  4. thanks erica, that means a lot to me since you post some very respectable swim times.