Like I said, it’s back to my regularly scheduled training now that I broke format for a few days and shared the good news! Thanks for indulging me 🙂
OK–so–this weekend I’m racing in a Sprint Triathlon in Marble Falls, Texas. I’m looking forward to it as it provides yet another weekend getaway. This time, we’re staying in Horsehoe Bay, which I hope will provide us with some pool time (not laps, but relaxing time!) and a possible massage. I haven’t even looked at weather conditions, but I’ll go out on a limb and say that it’s going to be blazing. It’s a 1K Swim/23 mile Bike/4.4 Mile Run…I’m hoping to push it a little bit and see what I’ve got. I’m used to longer distance, so it will be interesting doing a shorter race.
I returned the Fabulous Kestrel Airfoil Pro that I test rode for a week from Jack and Adams. It was a beauty and rode amazingly well….very smooth. I tested it on a couple of different course situations and she maneuvered perfectly. Basically, Adam recommended that if you have some money to spend on a new bike (let’s say $3500-$5000), it’s best to just go ahead and build a custom bike from scratch as opposed to a “stock” bike that may be a slightly imperfect fit. The money is the same and you’ll have a bike custom-made for YOU! Needless to say, it sounds wonderful, but I don’t exactly have $4000 laying around to spend. SOOOOOOO, I picked up my old bike with a loaner wheel. They’re still waiting on a part from Spinergy so they were kind enough to slap a back wheel on there so that I would have something to ride in this weekend’s race. I hope to get on it tomorrow and get reacquainted with the Mango Blur.
Had a good week at Gazelles. We did a 10 mile Pace Run on Monday morning. First two miles slow and then fall into Marathon goal pace for the last 8 miles. Overall, I ran an 8:03 pace for a total 1:21:56. I was very happy because the weather conditions were downright miserable.
Today’s workout was 1000s repeats on the track. I woke up late and completely missed the warm-up run to the track. Therefore, I just drove straight there and jumped into drills. I ran with a great group: Ann, Frank (not THE Anne Frank), Amy, Jennifer, Brian and Jonathon. We kicked ass and ran the repeats very consistently. #1 4:13 #2 4:10 #3 4:09 #4 4:05 #5 3:53
Afterwards, Gilbert made us do 4 x 200 butt kick sprints.
Because I didn’t warm up, I decided to slowly run the 3 mile loop as a cool down. Crazy, I know, but it felt good. Plus, I wanted some more miles.
Swimming tomorrow, long run Friday, rest Saturday and Race Sunday!