Long weekend recap: Thursday I took off work and fiance and I drove down to northern VA to hang out with my parents. Friday we drive to Williamsburg and I checked in for my sprint tri and we wandered around Williamsburg. Saturday I raced, official time was 1:56:xx for the advertised 0.6-mi swim, 15.3-mi bike, and 3.1-mi run. The swim was long, almost 0.8 miles, but I felt super strong for the first time in a tri swim.
26:47 for the swim. The bike was flat flat flat, and I got passed by tons of people because the bike is my weakest sport. I came in at 58:26, and I was aiming for under an hour, so I am happy with that. The 5k run I kicked ass on, passing tons of people back with a 27:38 for 8:43 pace by my GPS.
I came in 11/22 in my AG, so I definitely want to work on my bike strength so that maybe I can place better in my AG in my final tri of the season in a month and a half. Then we went to Jamestown, Yorktown, and wandered around Williamsburg some more. Sunday we drove to Richmond to have brunch with my sister and her husband, and then we settled in for the long drive back to NJ. We got stuck in traffic and didn't get back before the kennel closed, so Apollo is still there! I feel bad but hopefully he's having fun with friends.
Plans for today: 4 recovery miles this morning. My quads are SORE from the tri, even though the bike course was flat I was hammering pretty hard and my quads are super weak. I was planning a swim after work, but I might not have time for that since I am catching up on being out of the office for 2 days and I have meetings up till 6pm and I cannot miss the 7pm cutoff for getting Apollo from the kennel tonight! And the town pool closes at 8. So maybe just a long dog walk for my PM workout.
Interesting stuff: Fiance wants to do a tri next year, and he wanted to get a high-end tri bike, thinking he would get hooked on tris and get good use out of the bike. Then I told him how much they cost
and he's happy with getting a regular road bike. Mine's at least 10 years old and I would like an upgrade, but a lighter bike is not going to help the fact that I don't train enough on the bike in the first place.
Also interesting/annoying: a friend of ours did a half Ironman last year, and he got an Ironman tattoo. I told him he should have only gotten a half tattoo since he "only" did the half. He was not amused. He keeps saying he's doing an Ironman this fall, and I keep calling him out that it's "only" the half. He is one of those people who get really upset about people saying they ran a marathon when they have walked a marathon, so I feel like it's my duty to call him out on this every chance I get.
I'm an asshole.
Bonus: I do not alternate types of running shoes. Since I have messed up biomechanics, if I find a pair that work, I stick with them. I have multiple pairs of the same shoe that I rotate.