Hello, friends! I hope you are gearing up for a fun, safe 4th of July weekend! U-S-A! U-S-A! I've had a pretty good training week and have a few things to share.
Monday: 2700 m swim at OCCC, averaging 10 mins/500m
Tuesday: 1:20 run around Lake Hefner. Due to a cold front, we were a few degrees "cooler" and the winds were light. I slept in a bit since it was storming that morning so I didn't start running until 12:30pm. It was very HOT by the end of my estimated 6 or 7 miles. Thankfully a TNT friend, Taylor, spotted me along the way while cycling and let me have a drink of his water!
Wednesday: Cycling at Lake Stanley Draper
gooey gels next ride since we will have to refuel several times during the half Ironman.
Thursday: Pro Bike & Open Water Swim
Last entry I talked about "Astronaut John" at Pro Bike teaching me how to use clipless pedals. This time I returned to the shop for several items and a free tutorial on how to change a flat tire.
I also purchased a bike pump for around $35. The first one we used kept flying out, making a loud noise and freaking me out! Thankfully he found another one that worked like a charm. He says I should check the pressure on my tires about once a week.
tutorials on youtube or just ask another veteran cyclist. The only intimidating part for me is figuring out how to properly put the chain back on and off. John suggests first putting all of your gears on the lowest resistance setting before fixing your flat. I will try to remember all of that! Hopefully I don't get another flat anytime soon. Before heading out the door, John hooked me up with 2 gels (chocolate agave and raspberry) and Chamois Butt'r on the house! THANKS!
Open Water Swim
So I read on TRI-OKC's facebook wall that there was a splash'n'dash (swim and run) practice at 6:30pm in Edmond Park. I have never been to Edmond Park, so I am not familiar with the area. I paid my $6 park entry fee and could not find the club for the life of me!
I found 2 beaches and neither one of them had triathletes. Triathletes are usually easy to spot by 70.3 stickers on their car. Defeated, I decided to make the best out of the situation. I knew I couldn't bike or run because we were experiencing record heat that day and the temperature was still around 100 degrees.
Our group ride is tomorrow morning at 9am so stay tuned for the next entry!