Good morning, friends! Guess what—I officially registered for the Nautica South Beach Triathlon, which will be my first race of the 2013 season! I’m pumped! Miami, here I come!
It isn’t until April 7, which means I have plenty of time to train (approximately 86 days, but who’s counting?). For the past three years, Full Throttle Endurance has traveled to Florida for this triathlon, and signing up for a destination event (or a “race-cation”) is a great way to kick off the racing season. Plus, I’ve never been to Miami, so it will be fun to explore, hang out at the beach, and celebrate post-race with my teammates. In terms of the race itself, I signed up for the classic distance—0.5-mile ocean swim, 19-mile bike, and 4-mile out-and-back run. Nautica SoBo also offers an Olympic-distance course, but since this will be my first event of the season—and not to mention my longest triathlon to date—I figured the shorter one would be a better decision. And even though it’s still early in the training cycle (and even though I haven’t finalized my race schedule), I see this tri as a “C” race, meaning I’ll “train through” it; I still want to do well, obviously, but I won’t be “racing” it. I’m so excited!
A pizza craving hit me hard last night, so I made an individual Paleo pizza.
Toppings included sauce, cheese, spinach, and chopped orange peppers—yum!
Workout – Yoga
The weekly workout schedule I posted Sunday has totally changed—Andrew emailed our training group a plan after that evening—and today was a scheduled rest/free day. It’s been a while since I practiced yoga—remember my yoga phase in October?—and I knew a Vinyasa class would be good for active recovery, so I went to Hilaria’s 7 a.m. session at Yoga Vida this morning. It was just what I needed; I worked up a good sweat, stretched out, and even completed some ab work (which will be even more important now that I’ll be riding in aero).
No judging—during savasana, my mind wandered to breakfast. In my defense, though, Hilaria told us to listen to what our bodies were saying, and mine seemed to be fixated on hunger—ha! A cold meal sounded good after a sweaty class, so I whipped up a protein smoothie.
This mix included a frozen banana, frozen kale, frozen blueberries, chia seeds, almond milk, and one scoop of Jay Robb egg-white protein powder. Plus my second cup of coffee.
Time to finish up some freelancing assignments. Have a great day!
Have you signed up for a destination race, gone on a “race-cation,” or taken a trip solely devoted to doing something active? Did you enjoy it?