My sprint triathlon is officially a week from today! Yikes!
This triathlon has been a little difficult to train for because I have had so much fun learning new forms of exercise such as strength training, hot yoga, etc. along the way. But, don’t worry I still feel very prepared. I think the cycling classes and open water swims have helped. 😉
I know I needed to get at least one more brick work out in before the big day and this morning was my only opportunity to squeeze it in.
I loaded the bike up early this morning and headed to my favorite trail.
The plan was to start with a 12 mile bike ride and finish with a 3 mile run. Since I am sans garmin at the moment, I picked a trail with labeled mile markers to know when my turn around point should be.
I took the bike ride very easy. Other cyclists kept zooming past me, but I prefer to soak everything in. 🙂
After the 12 mile ride, I quickly loaded my bike into the car, threw my running shoes on, and took off on the 3 miles.
My legs felt like mush. I wish I did have my garmin because I felt like I was moving sooo slow! But, I know from past experience that that’s not always the case during a brick. Sometimes you’ll feel really slow, but actually you’re running at your normal, steady pace.
The brick work out was a killer. I wish I had time to do more before the big day, but for now this will have to do. 🙂
When I returned home Derek had a lovely breakfast waiting for me to dig into.
He loaded up some eggs with spinach, broccoli, tomato, and carrots. The combination was A-MA-ZING! All the veggies gave the eggs such great flavor.
With the eggs I prepared a fruit salad of pineapple, oranges, raisins, and plain yogurt.
In an attempt to save some dough, I purchased a generic container of non-fat plain yogurt at Whole Foods the other day.
Blah. I was not a fan. This doesn’t even compare to my usual plain Stonyfield. Sometimes the good stuff is worth the extra $$ and I learned my lesson with yogurt. You will not see me drifting away from Stonyfield again. 🙂
Last, but not least I had some toasted Arnold’s Thins with strawberry jam.
Derek and I are taking it easy for the rest of the day. We’ve already cleaned the apartment (sort of) and plan on grocery shopping walking, and being lazy.
Have a great Sunday everyone!!