Since you all ragged on me so much for my dorky tri clothes when I did my one and only tri ten years ago, I invested in some real tri-shorts yesterday. Sugoi baby. Not cheap, so they better protect my girl parts sufficiently.
My race is on Sunday and my game plan is to swim in the shorts and sports bra, then put on a sleeveless bike shirt for the bike and run. Here I am showing you my updated outfit. Clearly the dog in the background has just done her business in the bathroom and is on her way to drag her butt across the carpet:
Speaking of dragging asses, you’ve got to watch this. Dying laughing over here:
Did I mention I haven't really trained for this thing? Except for the run part of course. I trained for that by running a marathon, so I should be good. It’s a sprint distance (525 yd swim, 12 mile bike, 5K) so how bad can it be? I did two brick workouts this week (I just learned what the word “brick” meant. I always thought it was reddish rectangular block that you used to build houses). It’s when you do biking/running consecutively in one workout.
Today’s brick looked like this:
Bike: 10 miles @ 16.3 avg = 36:30 minutes
Transition: bike to run ~2 mins
Run: 5K @ 7:43 avg = 23:59
That’s probably about as good as it’s going to get for me. I learned after the fact that you’re not supposed to do bricks the week (or even two weeks) before the race – FAIL – and that you should work up to it – FAIL. I never said I knew what I was doing.
Don’t forget my GIVEAWAY!