I taught 2 spin classes this morning. I also did hip & shoulder exercises and swam 250 meters in between the classes.
Yesterday I would up with an 800 - 1100 yard swim (per people who tracked theirs with GSPS watch devices)...or longer, then an 11.5 mile bike. These were supposed to be 1 mile and 23 miles respectively but Mother Nature had other plans. The triathlon's scheduled 7am swim start...from a ferry in the Delaware Bay off Cape May, NJ...was delayed a couple of times due to heavy fog. By 8am they made the decision to pull the ferry close enough so that the shoreline was visible thru the fog and announced they would cut the Olympic swim distance down to the same as the Sprint (.35 mile). Also, since it was late starting and the Olympic bike course was to be a double loop of the Sprint bike course, they shortened the Olympic bike down to be the same as the Sprint. In the original plan, the Olympic swimmers would have started first, then the ferry would reposition for the Sprint start and the Olympic competitors would have enough of a head start to be clear of the Sprint competitors on the bike course. So, it all made sense...for the safety of the athletes competing. Unfortunately, I think our swim was more perpendicular to the shore the entire way which meant the current, which typically would have been with us for most of the swim, was hitting us from the side as we tried to swim forward. Anyway, the current & my apparently poor sighting skills in not calm water led me to take far from a direct line to the swim finish on the beach. I wasn't alone. I was more fatigued then I should have been at the end of my swim
then had a 10:28 "T1" time which included leaving the beach, running (sort of) 4/10 mile from there to the actual transition area where the bikes were racked and changing out of a wetsuit, getting bike shoes on & out of transition. I actually got into a gait that (remotely) resembled running but it was a rough road surface and I couldn't keep up running on it barefoot for long. I should have had a better bike leg but I was pretty wiped out and it was what it was
Since I didn't end up competing at the distances I expected I was willing to cover a spin class this morning so a teammate could attend a thing at her son's school.
On Saturday I drove 90ish miles to Cape May and then rode my bike the 2 miles from race shuttle parking to the ferry terminal parking lot (the parking lot was the transition area where bikes were racked & so unavailable for cars).
Tomorrow evening I put on my RD hat for the first race in the series that our club puts on each summer. Good weather with no fog
is in the forecast!