May 12, 2013
200 Yards Swim / 8 Miles Bike / 2 Miles Run
00:52:34 on my watch - 00:52:47 chip time?
What a great mother's day gift to start the day with a PR, one week before THE Day! :)
Woke up @ 4:45 AM, wasn't really sure if I was to race or switch to volunteer... My back was still stiff in the morning & maybe I was about to make a huge mistake to go for it... Well, as I was putting on my wetsuit, I thought I could always quit if I didn't feel good along the way... Sure, I would be ready to do that!...
Swim: I don't know about that lake but man, those waves are pretty crazy!
I swam with my wetsuit, lake temp was @ 68... Yeah... Way too cold for me!
T1: I didn't lose so much time with the wetsuit... I struggled with the little rocks & putting on my cycling shoes...
Bike: I loved it! Lost my bottle @ the start, lost maybe 20 sec to get it back. The only readon why I turned back was because it was my Trigirl bottle! :) Felt so good to bike outside, was passing so many people for once! I encouraged every one of them, I just love to share support.
I was really careful on the many turns, maybe too careful even but I was so afraid to crash... I used the aero position all the way, never happened to me before... Felt confortable, way better than on the home trainer.
T2: I just had to put on my running shoes, no socks. Went the wrong way, turned back! Lol
That's because I was looking @ my watch & didn't pay attention...
Run: I am usually slow so today considering my back pain, I'd say it wasn't so bad! :)
I came to the conclusion that I run faster when I'm hurt! Lol
Now I need to relax & enjoy every minute of that adventure next week.
I did good to race this morning, made me remember how fun & friendly triathlon was! Kind of lost that feeling after all these long hours of training on my own.
Bike: 00:27:26 - 17.5 M/H (28.16 Km/H)
Run: 00:22:04 - 11:01 Mins/M
Bike: 00:24:17 - 19.8 M/H (31.86 Km/H)
Run: 00:19:17 - 9:38 Mins/M