Wetsuits are AWESOME.
Imagine swimming with a flotation device all around your body â€“ yup, thatâ€™s a wetsuit! And it kept me warm, of course. :) It was SO buoyant in the water, which made swimming so, so much easier. Plus, I felt super professional.
I got my wetsuit courtesy of WetsuitRental.com, who shipped it over for me to test out on the blog. Itâ€™s about $40 to rent the wetsuit, and you can order a few weeks before your event, if you want. Itâ€™s due back the week after your event â€“ so EASY! I might invest in my own wetsuit if I get really into triathlons, but right now, renting from a site like WetsuitRental seems like the best option for a newbie like myself.
The skin-tight suit was HARD to get on, but easy to zip up because of a handy string in the back.
The wetsuit made swimming 1,500 meters a BREEZE. In fact, I shaved 5 minutes off my normal time and finished in 30 minutes. It did feel a little awkward at first, but I got use to it. I definitely need to practice in open water still!
I wonâ€™t use the suit in the pool for the rest of the time, but I wanted to get a feel for it today.
Before my swim, I had PB and jam toast:
And after my swim, I ate a Glo Bar in the locker room:
I hung out for about 5 minutes to let my stomach settle (I have a stomach of steel and can run with food in my stomach without issues.
I left the gym and did 5.0 miles outside. Hereâ€™s my stats:
- Duration: 50 minutes EXACTLY
- Distance: 5.0 miles
- Mile 1: 10:01
- Mile 2: 10:10
- Mile 3: 10:27
- Mile 4: 9:48
- Mile 5: 9:33 (wahoo!)
And then I went BACK into the gym and did a little bit of the Intro to Iron Pumping Challenge workout. I did three moves from the back and biceps day. To be honest, Iâ€™m really not feeling strength training at all, and Iâ€™m struggling to stick to the program. 🙁
The Husband and I drove home, and I made us some grilled veggie sandwiches with a side of potato chips.
The sandwiches contained:
- Grilled zucchini
- Grilled mushrooms
- Cheddar Cheese
And they were delicious! 🙂
Back to work I go!