After Cleveland, Mike and I have been recovering and shifting gears to focus on the last two months (really less than that now) of Musselman (70.3) training. While we had been training for Musselman at the same time as Cleveland, we did have a heavier focus on running. Now we are focusing more on maintaining our running base and increasing our biking mileage.
These have been getting a lot of use
On Memorial Day, we set out for our longest ride yet: 40 miles. Normally it would have been an "off" day for us but since we had a busy weekend we had to make up our ride. I wish I carried a phone with me while we ride (bad I know) or at least a camera so I could have taken some pictures. The route was pretty gorgeous and we were almost alone out on the roads because of the holiday.
We've continued to build up our biking mileage and did our longest mid-week ride yet on Wednesday: 28 miles. This ride was a little bit scary because we were battling 20-21 mph winds. That may not seem like a lot but when you are on your bike and it is mostly crosswind, you hold on to the hoods for dear life and hope you don't get blown over or blown into a car!
Speaking of scary rides, this weekend's weather is not looking very promising for the Keuka Lake triathlon. Mike and I are doing the Intermediate distance and right now the weather prediction is thunderstorms, rain (70% chance) and high winds of ironically 20 mph.
Not looking that enjoyable
Right now my biggest worry is the race being canceled. Last year they emphasized that if there was ANY lightening that it would be canceled on the spot. Since we are using this as a training race for Musselman, I would be pretty upset about this happening. I also don't know if we would be able to find another race to do instead if this does happen, so think good thoughts about the weather for us!
And just like last year, we are going sans wetsuits. We will probably be two of the five people who do so but we are strong swimmers and can handle it. Our transitions will be faster than everyone else at least!
Swim leg of last year's sprint
Worst case, if the race does happen and the weather is horrible, we'll just go into it to have fun. We know we can finish so that's all that matters! And another plus, my number probably won't be "666" again like it was last year!
Who else is racing this weekend?