Bike 15.97 mi, Run 2.82 mi
This was only my second ever brick workout. I figured it would be good practice for my upcoming race and a good chance to test out my race day outfit. I went to spectate my brother's tri first so by the time I got out on my bike it was after 10. It was pretty hot and I was reminded that I am not yet adjusted to summer workouts.
safety first, even in the car
sweaty mess afterwardsMonday May 23
Swim 2700 yds
Another successful early morning trip to the pool. I tried to throw in a bit of speed in advance of Sunday's upcoming race. I'm not sure how much speed there really was, but at the very least it was a harder effort!
After work I headed out to Tysons to have dinner with Lauren who was in town for work. We had a great time discussing Hunger Games, YA literature and running over a large amount of carbs at the Lebanese Taverna and cake at the Cheesecake Factory. Apparently we both fail as bloggers because even though we talked about taking a picture multiple times, we forgot to do it.
Tuesday May 24
Run 3.23 mi
I had to drop off my car for some minor repairs so I went in my running clothes and ran home. For some reason I always love combining errands and working out. :)
Wednesday May 25
Bike 14.37 mi
I have really been working to make sure I put in more time on the bike and I can tell it is starting to pay off, at least in terms of my comfort level. I'm even starting to think about whether or not I can handle the leap to shoes and clipless pedals (gasp!).
Thursday May 26
Run 5.25 mi
For some reason I really didn't want to run on Thursday when my alarm went off, but I knew that I would be mad at myself if I didn't go. So I headed out, unsure of how far I would make it. Fortunately after a few minutes I was feeling fine and completed the full loop I had originally planned.
Friday May 27
Bike 18.8 mi
I met up with Sarah for some early morning loops around Hains Point. This was my first time riding with someone else and it definitely made a difference! Plus I think I went a little faster than I normally would since I wanted to keep up with her and I was distracted by our chatting. :) She may have also pushed me further in the direction of switching to bike shoes as she just made the change last week!
Saturday May 28
I tried to be as lazy as possible since I had my first sprint triathlon the next day!