Brandi and I crushed an 8 mile run yesterday. We are just a few weeks out from the triathlon and figured it would be nice to go over the raceâ€™s 10K distance. I wanted us to go slowly and take walking breaks up big hills â€“ the more time on my feet, the better! I am excited for this race but also nervous because, well, an Olympic triathlon is really freaking far (1500 meter swim, 28 mile bike, 6.2 mile run). You canâ€™t fake your way through an Oly!
Right now, my plan for the race is:
Swim slow + steady
Bike slow + steady
Run balls to the wall
Nutrition and Hydration are being NAILED lately. Iâ€™m not sure if itâ€™s the Skratch electrolyte powder. that Iâ€™ve been drinking or the timing of my Gus (I took these at mile 4.8 and mile 5.5)â€¦ or maybe itâ€™s my pre-run breakfast, which I switched from a peanut butter sandwich to potatoes and eggs. But I feel really strong on my long runs! Wahoo.
We stopped at a grocery store for cold water halfway through. And hereâ€™s my latest trick â€“ I put a big squirt of sunscreen in a Ziploc bag and store it in my SpiBelt so I can reapply halfway through. I sweat off the first application pretty quickly.
When I got home, Kristien told me that Henry said, â€œLetâ€™s do a triathlon like Mommy. But Daddy, letâ€™s not swim. Or bike. Letâ€™s just run.â€ And then he started to do laps around the dining room table. <3 That kiddo LOVES to run. Hah!
Soâ€¦ I am thinking of signing up for this Half Marathon at the end of September. Itâ€™s close to my house and the course is supposed to be very nice (and shaded). I am trying to talk a few of my friends into it, too. The more the merrier, right?!
After this triathlon is over, Iâ€™m going to switch to doing boot camp <3 <3 <3 and long runs as my workouts. Iâ€™ve really been enjoying my longer runs during my triathlon training and want to keep it up! Plus, itâ€™s so nice to do long runs during the Fall, isnâ€™t it? I am very much looking forward to Fall running!
What was your best workout of the week?