Runner. Triathlete. Exercise Science Student/Advocate. Former Fat Kid.
I’ve been peeved with the internet lately, mainly because everywhere I turned it was someone complaining/being negative, hence the reason I haven’t really posted anything of substance. I’m not about that negative life. (this is on my tool box at work and is referenced anytime someone comes to my bay and complains)
So on Monday, I walked out to my car before work and saw what I thought were cat paw prints all over my hood/windshield/roof. I was annoyed, mainly because I recently washed it, until I realized they were a raccoon’s prints. I LOVE raccoons! Their weird hands and ability to run on their hind legs is HILARIOUS.
As for the training? I competed in a sprint triathlon on Sunday and could’ve won an award had I put myself in the Clydesdale division, but I forgot to do it at prerace check-in. DOH!
I ended up with the second slowest swim, as expected, but hammered the bike and run. My bike average was a little over 18mph and my run was a little over an 8min/mile pace. I passed about 40 people after I got out of the water and it felt great! A bunch of the competitors I passed during the race came up to me post-race and commented on my fast pace on the bike/run, and that they didn’t feel so bad when they saw the 29 on my leg (most of the people I passed where at least 5 years older than me).
The race made me feel really good about my bike and run, but obviously still ticked off about my swim speed. I seriously thought everyone was playing a joke on me, because I was with everyone one moment and all alone the next. It’s like they hit a turbo button and left me floundering around. It seriously kills my confidence when I’m so far back in the pack.
Since the race I’ve hit all of my workouts with an added focus and it’s felt great. I’m finally comfortable producing power in the aero position on the bike, and A LOT better at moving my hands around without the feeling of going out of control and crashing.
My plan calls for a 45 minute ride tomorrow, but I think I’m going to throw in an interval swim before work too. I always feel better when I get some laps in before work!
24 Days until the Pumpkinman 70.3!