Monday, September 6, 2010

a "brick" house? i think not...

I had the bright idea today of doing a mini version of the sprint tri that is coming up. Even though i have to work today, twila was off so we were able to train together again! and jeremy too!

the sprint tri at the end of the month entails a 300 swim, 15 mile bike, and 3.1 miles run. so i figured for today we could do a 300 swim, 10 mile bike and 2 mile run. do to poor planning on my part, we couldn't use the pool first bc of a water aerobics class. so we decided to bike, run, swim. we definitely wanted to make sure we biked then ran bc after the last time the three of us biked, twila and jeremy had just jogged back to the vehicles to get the swim stuff and realized their legs felt like jello! so we knew that it was something we were going to have to practice and work on.

twila decided she was going to do 15 mile bike, 2 mile run, and 150 swim. even though we had a head start after the bike, she caught up to us towards the end of our 2 mile run/walk. My legs were on FIRE when i tryed to run after biking! at first they felt like they wouldnt hold me up, then my shins started burning like they did the day after my last 5k when i tried to run. my 2 mile run was more of a 2 mile walk with random short spurts of jogging.

i told jeremy that i needed to rethink doing the tri. i could do the swim and bike and he could do the run. he encouraged me to practice more "bricks" (biking then running right after) before the tri and if i still didn't think i could do it, then we would just do it as a team. he knows i really want the "tri" sticker for my car and i have been really excited about doing it. the tri is in three weeks, so i'm going to do a couple mroe bricks this week and next and then decide whether i'll go it alone or we'll do it as a team.

anyone out there have suggestions for getting over the jello-leg feeling?

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