I did my last pre-tri bike ride yesterday.
It was supposed to be my last BRICK workout but I begged off of the running. Perhaps that was a bad decision, either way, I’m sure we’ll find out on Saturday.
Sunday was supposed to be that pledged last BRICK but instead of setting my alarm at the butt crack of dawn as many endurance athletes are wont to do, I decided not to. I don’t often sleep past 8 or 9 on the weekends when I let myself “sleep in” so I figured we’d be fine.
Au contrare self. Au contrare.
I slept in. I cuddled my husband. Then I curled up with the new Jennifer Weiner book. By noon we were finally like hmmm we should make something of our day.
So we got ready, strapped our bikes to our car and headed up to Arnold to get our bike on. After some Naval Bagel of course.
11 miles up to the end of the trail (well almost the end… we were about a mile and a half short. We stopped at the Sun (start of the planet walk) and then headed back. We stopped each way at the Ranger Station to pee/refill water bottles
22 miles in about 2 hours or so but man was that tough. Like holy hell tough.
Yesterday, we fit in about 9.5 miles in under an hour – I feel better for my race, but man I really wish I had fit in that BRICK. Whoops?
My legs are sore today – and I feel just a little worn down so I’m going to stick to taking it a bit easy this week so i can be well rested for my race on Saturday.
This week’s workouts:
Monday – 10 mile ride (DONE)
Tuesday – yoga
Wednesday – 3 mile run
Thursday – travel day to CT (rest)
Friday – short 2-3 mile walk/run
Saturday – RACE DAY!!!!
I’m super nervous about packing everything. I’ve traveled for races before but road races I generally only need running clothes, fuel belt, sneaks and my garmin. For my tri I need:
…goggles, towel, bucket to rinse off feet, biking sun glasses, helmet, sneaks, socks, tank top, sunscreen, water bottle for bike, fuel, fuel belt for run, garmin, bag to carry everything down to the Transition Area, biking shorts, jog bra that I decided to do my swim in so that I can wear my tri shorts as well.
Plus I need to make sure I have my air pump to just double check my tires before we go. I want clothes to change into after so I don’t have to enjoy wine in super smelly I-just-finished-a-tri clothes.
I told the husband I’m going to pack Wednesday night since we’re leaving Thursday afternoon. I’m planning on getting to work early and on travel days we’re always rushed. Super rushed. So because I don’t want to forget anything, it’s all going to go in the car on Wednesday night.