Saturday after lunch:Met my fabulous mentor, Annette, from tri club and did my very, first brick workout! A brick combines two sports from a triathlon and you do them with less than a 5 minute transition in between. We did a 12 mile bike and a 2 mile run. For the ride, we left Annette's house in Ahwatukee and traveled 2 miles south into reservation land. The reservation just built a brand new casino on this land, so the roads are brand new and there is no traffic! With beautiful views of South Mountain and wide open space, this ride was spectacular. I learned that I've been riding at too high of a gear. If I keep doing this, I will apparently kill my legs in a long ride. This explains a lot, especially why I have detested previous rides. I thought biking was supposed to be that unpleasant.
The run was not as spectacular. Running after getting off a bike is going to take some getting used to.
I went down to Tempe Beach Park to watch my sister and her team finish Ragnar Relay del Sol. Her team started the race Friday morning in Wickenburg and ran throughout the night and all day Saturday to complete 202 miles. She will definitely post a race report on her blog.
|Jamie, sleep-deprived and waiting to cross the finish line.|
|Team Run DMC (Daily Mile Connection) heading to the finish line.|
|At the Finish Line.|
Big congratulations to Jamie! I secretly wish I had joined the team when I had the opportunity.
Sunday morning:We had plans for Camdyn to run in a toddler race: 100 yards with finishers medal at the end. I was so excited! She was so excited!
|Camdyn is ready to race!|
Sunday afternoon:I went on my first training swim! I did:
2 X 50 easy
4 X 25 hard
2 X 200 race pace
2 X 50 easy
The workout took me 18 minutes. Not too bad, since rests are included in that time. Swimming is hard! I know this workout is so easy compared to my high school swim days, but swimming is going to take some work.