YTri Spin + 4.8 mile brick run @ 8:28I've only missed the last two weeks of YTri Spin, but it felt so much longer! Class today was a tough Tabata workout and a nearly 5 mile run after. The length of the run surprised me, since they're usually 3-4 miles, as did the pace - I was really just trying to keep up so I wouldn't get lost! It was nice to know that this was my last hard workout before this weekend's race!
9.6 mile bike @ 13.4mphBen and I rode down to Hains Point after work for an easy loop. Last time on the bike before Saturday!
2.85 mile YTri run @ 9:39Since a lot of people YTri are racing this weekend, today was a short pre-race workout. We did a short warmup then 2x1 mile repeats at race pace with a quarter mile walk/jog after each one. This group is so speedy so I knew I probably wouldn't run these as easy as I would on my own, and I was right: mile 1 @ 8:39, mile 2 @ 8:53 (race pace is probably more like 9:00-9:15).
2100yd YTri swim @ 1:45/100yd / 1 mile run @ 8:54 + ~400yd practice swimAlmost my whole swim group is racing tomorrow, so today we had an easy workout. We did some sighting practice which I was really happy about since I had kind of forgotten about that part of open water swimming, I have never swam the day before a race and was a bit concerned about swimming so much that close together, but I'm really glad I did. Otherwise it would have been over a week since the last time I swam and that seems way too long. It helped me to get into the mindset I needed for race day.
I took the day off from work to travel to Lake Anna, so when I got there I had plenty of time for packet pickup and some shakeouts. I did a quick mile run to shake out after driving, and a short (probably ~400yds but I didn't wear my watch) swim in the lake. It was so cold I really didn't want to get in the water (although the water was actually about ten degrees warmer than the air and it ended up feeling better in the water than outside it), but I'm so glad I did. I was a bit freaked out at first - I love love love open water swimming in a big group like in a race, but I get freaked out if I'm only with a couple other people like I was today - but once I settled down I was fine.
Kinetic Half Iron distance tri - 6:17:35
(1.2 mile swim @ 1:56/100yd + 56 mile bike @ 17.2mph + 13.1 mile run @ 9:33)Oh, where to start with this one? The swim went about how I expected, the bike was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be, and the run was better than I thought it was going to be. I’m still trying to process how it went and how I feel about it (and I’ll have a full recap up later this week), but at the end of the day, despite my doubts throughout most of the bike, I finished my third half ironman!
One of my friends in the group I stayed/raced with this weekend was racing in the sprint today, so we went out to watch her. It was a gorgeous, warm day - perfect conditions to cheer everyone on. After a fun morning I hit the road to finally head back home and see my boys!
Swim: 4650 yds (2.6 miles)
Bike: 66 miles
Run: 21.8 miles
Swim: 23.4 miles
Bike: 502 miles + 16.3 hours spin
Run: 511.3 miles
Coming up next week:
My busy spring is coming to an end (just in time to start Ironman training, but that's a different story for a different day - this week I'm planning to work on getting my training plan together for that). With Shamrock and now Kinetic over, I have one last push to get through my last big event of the spring: Mountains of Misery. I haven't talked about it a lot, because it's not really a race (although it is timed...) but in two weeks I'll be taking on a challenging 104 mile bike ride in the mountains. This weekend I need to get in one last long ride before Mountains of Misery, and I'm hoping to get in 70-80 miles, but other than that this week will be fairly light. I'm planning to go to my scheduled YTri spin, run, and swim groups, but probably not much else!
Linking up with Courtney at Eat, Pray, Run DC!