Started at 12:00 ish....Warm Sunny Day
- 11:30 swim (FYI-first swim of the year for me, like first swim at all, no pool, nothing!)
- T1 3:30 transition (little dizzy from the swim so I sat down to put on my sneakers)
- 1:07:00 for the ride (WOW, I thought this would be the easiest part for me, but my quads were on strike and I could hardly get my legs to turn over the first 5 miles)
- T2-all of a 1 minute transition to run. I left my Power Gel at transition in the sun and I had to choke down a hot Caffeinated Strawberry Banana gel & some water before I left transition. I don't use clip ins, so I only switched from helmet to visor, makes for a quick transition usually, the gel thing threw me off a little.
- 41 minute run-My legs felt good as I left the transition area and headed for the fire roads, the slight climb at the beginning had me walking. This was quite unexpected, but I rolled with it. Ran/walked-had a little Gatorade at the aid station and continued on the rolling hills. I was pretty fortunate to have met a teammate on the run who coached me through some Chi Running. She was just "training" and stayed with me until I feigned needing to walk to encourage her to leave me behind. No she wasn't as slow as I am, she just so happened to double the swim to get the most out of the training day and that is why she was coming in behind me. After she finished, she doubled back to help me through the last 3/4 mile. She is a physical therapist and was able to coach me through some poor downhill form too. Lucky me, training day AND personalized coaching!
What are the markings of a great workout/season for you?
- For finding a last minute hotel room for Avenue of the Giants (1/2 marathon) this weekend.
- For sticking with my no eating after 8:00, pat on the back for me.
- Getting into the Nike Women's Marathon (SF)...yes I am still on cloud 26.2