Happy Monday my friends! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. My weekend was awesome because I completed my second olympic triathlon on Sunday!
I am going to start by saying I went into this race with low expectations because I haven’t been training as much as I would like… especially with running. I kind of
dislike despise hate tolerate running now. Something happened after the marathon, and I just can’t get back into the groove.
Anyways, this race went better than expected! I finished exactly on my goal time of 3:30:00! Cool beans.
The swim was a little daunting at 1,500 meters because that was the longest I have ever swam open water. For the first half of the swim I couldn’t get into a rhythmic breathing pattern, and I wasn’t kicking my feet… at all. The second half of the swim went really well! There is something about seeing the swim finish banner on shore that kicks your butt into gear. My total swim time was 36:33.
The bike was a hilly 25 miles with three laps around the lake. I took the first lap nice and easy saving energy for the second two laps. The Bear told me that I can get a triathlon bike once I can pass all of the mountain bikes during a race. Guess what?! I totally passed them all! While I am not getting a new triathlon bike next week, I am definitely in the market. My total bike time was 1:44:50.
The run was hard… so hard. It was about 90 degrees out when I started the run, so I definitely got my sweat on during this race. I stopped to walk up a few short hills, but overall, maintained a decent pace throughout the run. My total run time was 1:06:05.