Good run, but red-lined my HR a bit too much. I need to learn to slow down even when the weather is nice. Trainer ride tonight!!!! :)
Yup - that is green in my graph! Easy trainer ride tonight. I also bought a Spinervals Hills DVD, so I will give that a try later this week. :)
Really good swim tonight. 2,000 meters, plus some drills. :)
I did get my bike on the trainer last night with the new tire. (Lord help me if I ever get a flat in a race.) I promise that I will really ride it tomorrow night - NO, I'm serious!!! Really, you have to believe me!!! Ok, I'll try. :)
Other than the swim, crap day. Time for a beer...............
Ok, so it is official. MCM will be treated as a training run for fun only. :) Today I was longing for the good ole' days when Sunday was for sitting my fat ass on the couch watching football all day. But NO, I decide I need to be fit, and today it was not fun! The run started out normal enough at a nice easy 9 flat pace. About mile 10, I started to feel lethargic and a little dehydrated. I had my fuel belt and was taking in some liquids, but it just didn't feel like enough. Mile 10 - 12 was a little slow 9:30's, but not too bad. Then around mile 14, the wheels fell off. I had nothing left in the tank. Honestly, I would have quit then if I wasn't 6 miles from my car. I struggled through the last 6, with plenty of walking. Oh well, it just goes to show that you cannot expect to perform long when you don't run long.
As a result of getting a little late start and my slow run, I made Sue wait like an hour for our swim - sorry SUE! When I finally did get to the Bay, the wind kicked up some pretty nice waves. Bumpy ride today. :)
The new plan for next weekend is a 50 mile ride (yes, I said ride) with Sue in the hills of Williamsburg. So, I don't think I will have time for a long run for the next 2 weeks. My new motto is "What happens at MCM stays at MCM". :)
Also, while I was at the bike store I looked at the Fuji Aloha 1.0 Tri Bike - I like! :)
Nice weather = nice run. I have to work late tonight. Hopefully I will get out of here in time for a swim. Swim tonight. 1,500 meters, plus a few sprints.
Cool weather is good for running, but not great for getting in and out of the water. I spend part of the day in a "dunking booth" for Habitat for Humanity. Let's just say I spent a lot of time in and out of the cool water and cool air. Boy, did my employees have a good time! Some of them can throw. I wish I had my wetsuit. :) At least it is for a good cause.
Yes, that is actual training you see in my training log. With any luck, I will get some purple in the graph tonight. Swim tonight was 1,500 meters plus drills.
Good run at lunch. I never really red-lined it and my legs didn't loosen up until mile 3 or 4. It is amazing what 2 days off will do combined with cooler temps. I could get used to running in weather less than 90 degrees and low humidity. :)
I think I found my final TRI of the season. It's a sprint outside of Richmond on Sunday, October 8: Giant Acorn Triathlon. It is within driving distance and will not conflict with my girls soccer. So it meets 2 out of 3 of my requirements. It's not an Oly or HIM, but at least it has an open water swim. I figure I need all the race experience I can get.