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.
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.