Today I had to work but the department was going to be closing early so I brought the bike down to Ste. Gen so I could try out the course for the race. I got off of work around noon and headed to the community center to train. It was misting outside, but not too bad. I knew I was still on call until 7pm so I turned up the volume on my cell phone ringer, and hit the bike path. I had to take my glasses off halfway through the ride, they were covered in rain drops and I felt like I needed mini windshield wipers to see. By mile 5 the rain was coming down harder, so I only did the three mile loop twice. I did each loop in about 13 minutes, so I'm hoping to race in under 40 minutes. There is a killer hill on the back portion of the loop, and I get to ride it three times, and then hop off and run it once too! Gotta get some more hills in before race day! After the ride I put the bike in the car and decided to go for a short run. I was still on call, but thought I could do 3 miles since I was so close to the hospital still. (Have to stay within 30 minutes when I'm on call.) I ended up going about a mile, I realized shortly after I started running down the trail that I'd forgotten to lock the car. My purse, keys, and a very expensive borrowed road bike were there for the taking. So I headed back. By the time I got back I wasn't in the running mood anymore, and it was starting to pour rain. I grabbed my bag and went inside to swim some laps. I thought biking was my weakness. Now I'm thinking it's swimming. I really need to practice. I swam 150 meters 3 times for time. 3:05, 3:17, and 3:15. The second and third time I went under the lane ropes, the way I'll have to do for the race. I'd love to swim it under 3 minutes, but I don't know if I'll improve that much in 3 weeks. I need a lot of work on my technique.
At the end of the day, I did all three sports. I'm tired, and satisfied. I may not be the fastest triathlete, or even the fastest version of myself...but after having two babies, I'm pretty happy with my current fitness level. :)
And a green drink to top off the day.
Handful of baby spinach, an apple, a banana, ginger root, strawberries, sliced cucumber, splash of v8 juice, fresh squeezed lemon juice, 2 scoops of greens, cinnamon, and some local honey. Yum yum, talk about vitamins!