The schedule called for a "mock trial" resembling what I will expect at the indoor triathlon in Maple Grove in about 4 weeks (10 minute swim, 30 minute bike, 20 minute run). The alarm went off at 6am and I flew out of bed. I usually pack my bag the night before a morning workout, but I figured I would have time this morning. I quickly downed a bowl of oatmeal and a tall glass of water. I needed to have something in my system. After packing everything I needed, I headed downtown to the Y. Here's what it looked like:
7:10am - The Swim (10 minutes): I didn't know how this was going to pan out, and to be honest I had a hard time getting into a rhythm. In 10 minutes I only did 15 lengths of the pool.
7:20am - T1 (10 minutes): Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. I felt rushed, but I was glad I had everything I needed.
7:30am - The Bike (30 minutes): Remember my post from the other day? The one where I was telling you how bored I was on the bike? Well, that was the same for today. The bikes we used were the regular upright bikes that suck and I think the mileage is completely off. I look forward to using the spin bikes in Maple Grove and accumulating atleast another 5 miles. Total miles today were only 8.58.
8:00am - T2 (5 minutes): I used this time to stretch my legs a bit. More hydration, but I probably didn't drink enough water.
8:05am - The Run (20 minutes): I started out feeling quite fatigued and the legs felt heavy due to the transition from the bike to the run. I had the same issue today that I had on thursday when I went to run, except without the arch issue. I don't know what the deal is, but the muscles on top of my foot/ankle gets "stiff/sore" right away causing it to be difficult to pick up my feet properly. I don't know how or what i need to do to make this go away, but it was very frustrating today as I had it in me to run, but this issue was determining how long I could run. I ended up doing a lot of walking again. Piss poor job ... only 1.59 miles.
OCN: 8.58 miles
ORN: 1.59 miles
I can't complain too much about my results as I really have nothing to compare them too. I know I have made significant growth in my swimming and to be able to run injury free the past few months has been great as well. I have room on my schedule to attempt another one of these a couple weeks before the tri. I am going to focus on getting some more speed in the pool, and just continue with my regular run schedule as I am still training for the half, squeezing in a bike or two a couple times a week when I can.
Peace out, y'all!