Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Swim/Bike/Run/Cheer

This weekend was extremely busy, so busy that I almost went crazy thinking that it wasn't all going to work out. We woke up before 6am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (with 4:20am being the worst wake-up call) in order to get in all of our workouts and support friends during their training and races.

Normally, I would say that the fourth leg of a triathlon is the transition or eating, but this weekend the fourth leg was cheering/spectating.

Swim

In the freezing water during a friend's self-supported 70.3

We got in our first OWS (open water swim) of the year on Friday at a friend's self-supported 70.3. The water temperature was below 50 degrees (or so I was told), and I would say that my face felt like it was going to fall off because it was so cold. We ended up only doing .9 miles but for how cold it was that was long enough!

Bike

 Cruising down a hill on Friday, Mike took this WHILE riding (not recommended)

 About 50 miles in during Sunday's ride

We got in about 107.3 miles of biking this weekend! Friday we did about 31.5 miles during the same friend's self-supported 70.3 (we only did part of the route) and on Sunday we did our first ever 75+ mile ride. 

Run

Saturday morning was a great 13.1 mile run with our friends Rob and Blake (yea we suck and never take photos when we run with them). It was pretty hilly and we were still able to run a sub-2 half marathon time (alright, really I slow all three of them down but I let them pretend it's alright). This is only the second time I've done that, so I'll take a 1:57 half marathon time during a training run! Now, I just need to find a race to crush that 1:54 PR. 

Cheer



 No big deal, just finishing up a 70.3 on a Friday morning

After swimming and biking on Friday, we spent the rest of the time cheering Beth on during her 70.3. She rocked it, I am seriously in awe of her. She is a beast and I only wish to be half the triathlete that she is.

Some of the runners braving Sehgahunda trail marathon

On Saturday, Mike, Rob and I went to cheer on some of our friends running the Sehgahunda trail marathon. We were able to see them at checkpoint 3 and checkpoint 6. It was amazing to see them all out there, most of them were running their first marathon and on really difficult trails no less.

It may not look like a lot on paper, but I was exhausted by the time Sunday afternoon rolled around. It was worth it, though, to be there for people who worked really hard to accomplish some amazing feats!

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

4 comments:

  1. I love this!! I just did my first open water swim race and its was an eye-opening experience!

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  2. Holy crap. Open Water Swim....just scares me. You are a beast.

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  3. What a fun and solid training weekend! Glad you took advantage of all the opportunities. :)

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  4. You are such a well-rounded person and athlete! I love that you are so supportive of others. And I have no doubt you could kill that PR!

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