Wednesday, June 27, 2012
One week to go
I feel like it's been awhile since I've posted a blog. My life has been crazy! Tonight was our mini-triathlon for the Great Beginner Triathlon program. This means the tri is a mere week and a half away. It went pretty well. Kitty wanted us to swim 20 minutes, then go to transition. I started my swim out across Lion's beach, and back, and was disheartened when I was told I had to swim back out, and it had only been 10 minutes! What?! 10 minutes, no way! So I reluctantly swam out, not nearly as fast, and turned around where Kitty gave me the okay. I jogged through the sand up to transition, wiped my feet off, put my socks, shoes, and helmet on, and was off. We just did a small 2.8 mile loop, but up a rather large hill on Racine. The downhill was nice, but I'm sure the uphill was more vicious than that downhill! Next it was run time, I racked my bike, grabbed my water bottle and headed out. This is where the heat became noticeable. I forgot to spin in a low gear on my bike before the transition and my calves were screaming at me. Needless to say I won't be forgetting to do that next time! It wasn't a race, but I was 3rd back. Next week is the last week, I'm not sure if I'll make it on time with work and it being a holiday week (4th of July). It would be nice to get out into the river for another swim.