You Know You Love It
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
Things have been hectic since Subury. Partly because of training. Partly because of that other “life” stuff that gets in the way of everything else – including training. The last two weeks, my training volume/frequency has been pretty shittastic. I’m not proud of it, and it won’t make me faster, but I’m not too worried about it. Training plans never get executed perfectly, and I’d much rather have a solid 5 months of base/build training under my belt and a crappy few weeks leading up to the race rather than the other way around.
Sam and I spent memorial day weekend in Rhode Island with her family. We’ve apparently grown out of our normal memorial day drunken debauchery and now are content to have 2 beers, stare at the ocean, nap and repeat for 3 days. We are old now. But that is fine.
Not a bad view from the back porch at 6:30 am, eh?
I got some solid biking in while I was there (and so did Sam! She is slowly getting into cycling and I love it, but that is a separate story). I was hoping to get in a sunrise ride on Saturday, but that didn’t happen. The fog was so thick that I couldn’t see my feet. I waited for the fog to burn off just enough for it to be safe, then rolled out in my new Team Rev3 kit.
PS – there is something special about breaking in a chamois for the first time. Fresh chamois on your booty = happiness. I’m always convinced that my new race kit is WAY more comfortable than what I was wearing last year, but I think it may just be fresh chamois lust. Either way, my booty was happy and I was stylin’.
…until 20 miles into the 40 mile ride and all the fog disappeared, not leaving behind a single cloud. Yeah. I wasn’t prepared for that. I’m usually good about sunscreen, but not this time. Lesson learned (again).
Gunna leave a mark…
Other than the sizzling sound coming from my shoulders, the bike ROCKED. I’m feeling pretty strong across the swimbikerun spectrum (slightly less on the run side) but I’m excited to put all my training to the test. Especially because THIS WEEKEND IS QUASSY!
Hands down my favorite race of all time. It is close to where I grew up, so I get to see my family. Pretty much ALL of my awesome local triathlete friends from Mass, Maine, CT and NY all show up. And I get to hang out with my Rev3 teammates that are spread across the country. And Rev3 puts on a killer show. What isn’t there to love?
Category : Triathlon