Sunday May 29
BRATS Salute to the Military Sprint Triathlon (300m swim, 12 mi bike, 5k run)
I completed my first sprint triathlon and had a great experience. You can read my full race report here.
Monday May 30
Run 8.0 mi
I felt fine after Sunday's race, so my plan was to head out for an easy long run. I feel like I have been so focused on getting time on the bike and in the pool that my running has lost out. With the holiday, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to get in some easy miles. Unfortunately, it was ridiculously hot and humid. I started too late (7:45am) and the whole run was a struggle. I ended up walking a significant portion of the last two miles. My body was definitely not ready for that type of weather!
Tuesday May 31
Bike 15.7 mi
Wednesday June 1
Swim 2850 yds
I forgot that Wednesday was National Running Day when planning out my tentative schedule for the week, so I ended up swimming instead. I had plans to meet a friend to see Bridesmaids after work (excellent movie, by the way) so I couldn't even squeeze in a short post-work run.
Thursday June 2
Friday June 3
Bike 27 mi (AM - 22, PM - 5)
Sarah again for some early morning laps around Hains Point and then continued on in to work. That's right, I completed my very first bike commute! The 22 miles that morning was also my longest ride to date! I had no problems with the route I chose to get into the office, but when I tried to reverse it to head home it just didn't work out all that well. I think a slightly longer route will work better with the flow of traffic and various one-way streets. I imagine it will take a few trips before I have it all sorted out. By the time I got home, I was exhausted. I lay on the couch for a long time before I realized that I would probably feel better if I forced myself to get up and eat something.
Saturday June 4
Run 9.5 mi
After how tired I was on Friday night, I was not surprised that I didn't have much energy for this run. I can't even blame the weather (it ended up being pretty nice), I think my legs just didn't have it in them to go at my normal long run pace. After the run I was going to go out and do a bunch of errands, but ended up taking an unplanned two hour nap on my couch. :)
Then later on Saturday afternoon I went and purchased bike shoes and had clipless pedals put on my bike! Hopefully I won't have too many falling stories over the next few weeks...