Every success is built on the ability
to do better than good enough.
Me and my training buddy KA, she also PR'd, by 17 min!!!
Sorry I didn't get around to this Saturday or yesterday..busy, busy! Saturday was my sprint TRI and things went well. I'll save you the full read and tell you it was a PR, whoot! Short version (for me):
TRI for FUN Triathlon Distance: Swim .5 miles – Bike 16 miles – Run 3 miles
Official time: 1:51:32
Place: 5th of 12 in the Athena Division
Pretzel Goldfish crackers after a 9.5 hour day at work and a mint chocolate chip milk shake-probably not the best idea.
Woke up late, digestive issues from the previous night's "meal", ate half a banana, drank about 6 oz of coconut water and miraculously was still on time for the race and scored a sweet parking space.
Swim: I couldn't swim straight for the life of me so I had to breast stroke, a lot. Apparently it worked because it was my fastest swim to date 16:50
T1: more than 2 min
Bike: Also went well for still not knowing how to shift, fastest time yet, 1hr
T2: Another 2 min plus
Run: Had a lot left going into the run, slight right quad cramp, but it shook loose. Mantra on the run, "Uncomfortable is ok," this was my attempt and trying to push myself. I probably should have pushed harder because I felt too good after.
- Don't try new watch techniques in a race. I fumbled with my Garmin at T1 and T2 and let it delay me significantly.
- I need to learn how to shift on my bike. I am terrible at it. Oh and I should ride more. I have only really ridden 1x in the last couple months.
- I need clip-ins and a tune up...... so I dropped off my bike after the race and will be able to pick it up tomorrow.
Why I Kick A$$: First TRI of the year with weak training at best and I PR.
- For down time this weekend totally went shopping and bought new work clothes, a gift for a friend, a gift for a aunt and got a pedicure!
- For a great run tonight, the weather was perfect!
- For my Sprint Tri Tech T, super comfy and I love the bright Red color