The past three weeks have been truly refreshing athletically speaking....I have not had a structured workout and have been eating whatever my little heart desires and trying to get caught up in the rest of life outside of triathlon. Although that being said, there is still so much to do that I am like, where did the time go?!!
The short and skinny?: 1st in the AG and 3rd OA female
Pre Race Nutrition: coffee with milk, gluten free granola, banana with almond butter, Cytomax, and Pre-load from Osmo to avoid salt tabs and swelling
|Pre swim smiles|
|Yellow Cap Fish!|
Bike Nutrition: almost two bags of Cytomax Energy Drops: 300
Argon 18/Gray wheels Bike: 1:12:19
Bike from LY was a 1:11:14 on a different course but yesterday there were these crazy cross winds. I spent many a moment thanking myself for eating well for the past three weeks as skinny girls get hammered far more heavily in the cross winds. I was leaning pretty heavily to one side and telling myself that this is just good practice for Kona. Mark asked me if I drafted and practiced my echelon skills a la the tour de France and Belgium races, but I reminded him that triathlon is not draft legal :) I managed to find one of the two gals halfway through the bike and tried to fly home as she wasn't far behind and I saw another gal coming hard (turns out she's a runner!). I was focused on having as high a heart rate as possible on the bike and managed to have one 16 BPM higher than my normal racing HR. Success! I also tried to keep thinking about keeping my foot on the gas, there is no time to get distracted in an Olympic, if you blink, a girl will pass you! I knew that I would need to get off my bike with as much time to spare as possible as this would be only my third run since Texas and I'm better at long distance racing as I have a bit of a buffer before the run begins...I need all the time I can get on that run! I was in transition in 2nd place but first place
Run Nutrition: one nasty gel and water
Smith Optics Run: 45:58/7:23 per mile
|Thank you Freeplay for this pic!|
Post race nutrition: Muscle Milk, coke and some fries! OK, OK, back on the nutrition wagon today!
So after a three week break, It's back to work this week and another Olympic this weekend for the prep into Vineman 70.3 in July and then Kona in October!