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Monday, June 6, 2011

Week in Review - 5/29-6/4

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
Rest

Friday June 3
Bike 27 mi (AM - 22, PM - 5)

I met 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...

6 comments:

Katie said...

clipless pedals! awesome, congrats!

Sarah said...

Naps and Clipless pedals are awesome!

Elizabeth said...

Last Monday was brutal. And for you to brave that the day after your tri! Sounds like a well-balanced week!

amy said...

Awesome week! That picture from the tri is badass!

Dash said...

I'm with Amy, that pic is badass! :) Nice job & Congrats on your TRI!

TwentySixandThenSome said...

You are kind of ON FIRE!!! Congrats on you triathlon!