Friday night: In the exciting life of a triathlete at camp, there aren't going to be any 'epic friday night' stories...BUT, I did bake a decent batch of Peanut Cranberry Bars (Recipe at the bottom) for our weekend long ride!
Saturday: The weather wasn't great to so we swapped our bike/run days and met at Trader Joe's to run along Rillito River Trail. I'm on a little different plan than some of the others, still building my run base. We did a little warm up together, some leg swings and stretches then started on our workouts. I got in a total of 1:20 of running...my longest probably since IM Cozumel! So yay, to that.
I got out for an easy bike ride later, with my Timex Teammate Barry Siff, was great for learning some new routes!!
Sadly, after this ride that I learned of the death of an old swimming friend, Chris. He was touring the country on his bike and was hit and killed by a van. I don't have much to say except I was completely shocked to hear the news and my heart is just broken for his family and my long time friend, his sister, Heather. From experience, I know losing an immediate family member is probably THE most difficult and sad thing that can happen. My thoughts and prayers are with them, and I know I'll be thinking of Chris and being extra cautious when I'm out riding.
|RIP Chris (aka Red) Ride on.|
Sunday: LONG RIDE. 100 miles. Cold to start and my thoughts were all over the place with the sad news from Saturday...so I was just going with the flow. I stayed on the fluids and nutrition, since this marked my longest ride by at least 25 miles (since Nov.) and with plenty of climbing and strong company it was not just an easy spin. Luckily I had Lauren Goss to ride with for the climb and we encouraged each other to not quit...which I really needed during this particular ride.
I got out for a sluggish run later and started thinking and realized there was some real fatigue setting into my legs. Yikes. This called for some extra stretching, massaging, recovery boots, fluids and an early bedtime.
Today - Day 8. Another leg rest day. Love these. Swim - not feeling 100%, and still trying to get in my swim groove, but made it thru. It's great having Heather Jackson here to swim with...her arm turnover is about double mine, so it's a constant reminder for me to work on that! I also made it to another session of yoga today and this time it tested my patience at the beginning with a story that lasted about 5 minutes longer than I could handle. I don't go to yoga for stories. Patience is something I struggle with, so maybe this was a mini lesson in that?? I don't know. It was a good yoga other than that though :)
Tonight the Bachelor is on...actually right now. Hasta mañana!