between chris and my racing schedules this summer is jam packed! i feel like we will be spending practically every weekend at some sort of race. for the months of june and july one of us has a race 6 out of 8 weekends (including last weekend and this weekend)… sheesh. it is SO fun though and i love that it’s a part of our lives. what did we do before we got into this stuff?
i started off saturday with a “long” run. i had planned on doing around 14 but i wasn’t really feeling it. i was out the door around 6:30am and it was already pretty warm and it was WINDY! i found my groove eventually though and was picking up the pace without knowing it. then i talked myself into a few more miles ending up with 11 total for the day which i was happy with.
11.0 miles/1:37:10/8:50 avg pace
my next long race isn’t until july 25th (sf half) so i know keeping my runs between 10 and 14 is totally fine for the time being, and that cutting down to 11 was definitely fine for this week. i actually don’t really know how 14 got in my head originally.
looking back at my last 3 weeks i have been building up my miles, so this was a perfect week to cut down the miles a bit and give the legs a little break. usually i run 6 days, but with chris’s triathlon and other busy stuff going on i decided to take sunday as a rest day in addition to tuesday.
total miles for the week: 36.6
i love watching these! there is always something going on so it’s very fun to spectate. chris is training for the vineman half ironman coming up in mid july and this was going to be his last race in training and his longest to date. it was an olympic distance (1500m swim, 24.9 mile bike, 6.2 mile run) and down in san jose. we decided to stay down there just so we didn’t have to get up as early, but still the alarm went off at 4:00 am.
we made it to the start just before 5:30 and he got his stuff all set up. we walked around a bit talking to our teammates and getting things together and then before i knew it, it was time for him to go! he was in the second wave and it went off right on time.
it has been really warm in the bay area this weekend, and it was starting to get warm, but it was still pleasant temperatures when he was out of the water (~24 min) and onto the bike.
once he came off the bike (~1:13) i could tell people were getting warm. everyone was dumping water on their head as they ran by the water table, but he looked great and cruised by.
it was DEFINITELY warm by the time he came in to the finish line (~45 min). i was feeling it just standing there so i know the athletes were definitely feeling it. he did awesome though and finished his furthest triathlon to date in a great time of 2:26!
CONGRATS on another great race chris! i can’t wait for the next one