Friday consisted of two hours of training between bike and run. I ventured out on my own for a nice evening ride.
Saturday was a huge day for me with four bricks! I wasn't sure how I was going to pull this off as I had no way to secure my bike but finally decided to put my trainer on the porch, hook up the industrial strength fan and go for it. The bricks were 1 mile runs followed by 5 mile bikes. It might not seem a lot to some but for me it was a big deal. First off, I am slow runner and it was hot! Like 90+ degrees hot. Also five miles on a trainer takes a lot longer then five miles on open road. 2:5 hours later I was done.. and tired! I did feel like I accomplished something so that was a good feeling.
Casey wondering what the heck I am doing
Sunday started off with an early morning swim at my favorite OWS place. There are buoys out in the lake and they are measured. You can really do any distance you want and know that it is accurate. I completed a 1.5 mile swim and while pretty tired, was happy with the distance covered. Interestingly enough, I got my first case of chafing around my neck from my wetsuit. That has never been a problem before. Not sure if it was due to not having done that distance before or I was lifting my head more then I usually do.
Thanks to Julie for taking this pic
I did an 1.5 hour long run(with a little walking) Sunday evening to round out my three days of hard work.
I know this is only a taste of what is to come but I feel like I accomplished something this weekend and I that feels good.
I hope everyone had a great July 4th!