So Far, So Good

Good afternoon, all!  How’s your day so far?  I’ve tackled two of the three things on today’s to-do list.  After breakfast, I wiggled into my dad’s wetsuit.

Easier said than done.

I took a quick swim in the lake, and friends, I was winded after five minutes.

I have a feeling tonight’s triathlon training session will be the most challenging athletic event I’ve ever done (“survived” might be a more accurate word)—yikes!

Good:  My dad’s wetsuit works.  Bad:  Swimming 400m tonight will be tough.

Next, I headed to Syracuse Bicycle to pick up my Lexa SL!

Ain’t she a beaut?  Jim and I spent some time adjusting the bike, going over shifting, and talking about riding and triathloning.  He said not to worry too much about the swim because most serious triathletes have a background in running or cycling; the swim is the toughest portion, and it’s rare to find a swimmer who picks up both biking and running.  He suggested I swim slowly and conserve energy, and then pass people on the bike and run.  I also bought a helmet, bike shorts, and other accessories like a waterbottle cage and a tire changing kit.

Lunch

Once I arrived home, I used last night’s leftover tofu and made a huge spinach salad.

I also had some apple slices with PB.

This soon-to-be-triathlon-survivor (knock on wood) is off to take a nap.

One Response to So Far, So Good

  1. Good luck for tonight.

    Quick thought – borrowed wetsuit will probably
    Work fine today, but it looks pretty baggy on your arms. For a good fit, it needs to fit tightly or you’ll be creating drag and also more water will enter the suit which will also create drag and maybe make you cold

    Think your friend has a point tho about capitalising on your strengths on bike and run. Seriously, I really lost out in my Tri on those two disciplines even though I was practically head of the field in the swim.

    Can’t wait to hear how you get on

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