Well... That escalated quickly!
So much for a nice ride outdoors in a mild 64° and barely any wind. Make it 2 for 2. 2 outdoor rides this year and 2 rainstorms.
For about the first 32 miles, conditions were ideal for a nice ride. Then all of a sudden a strong brisk wind decided to join me. Not happy with it as it was almost a full on head wind, I powered thru knowing I wasnt far from home. About 1.5 miles later, you could literally feel the 10° drop in temperature, which almost immediately brought the rain.
I contemplated just finding shelter and calling a ride home, like my first outdoor ride. However there was no thunder or lightning with this rain and I remember those people who did LP70.3 last year. If they could race in crappier weather I sure as hell can finish the final 5 miles or so of this ride. Besides my bike could use a good wash, who would have thought it actually made my bike dirtier than before... Now, it also needs a shower.
I have never been so soaked and cold coming off a bike ride before. I cant imagine what it would have been like to race in conditions like that... #triathlon#running#run#swimbikerun#ironman#triathlete#cycling#bike#fitness#triathlontraining#training#swim#tri#swimming#runner#sport#trilife#ironmantraining#motivation#marathon#ciclismo#gym#mtb#workout#garmin#triatlon#cyclinglife#ironmantri#fit#bhfyp
Day 116: I woke up at 3:24am, in a slight panic. It seemed brighter outside than it should be. Whew, not late for swim, but now it’s almost too close to the alarm to fall back asleep. I did and when the alarm went off I laid there debating my next move. Then I remembered David Goggins, get in the pool Wollin! Roger that! Boy am I glad I did! John and I were upgraded to first class today! There is one lane that’s extra wide and it’s dead center! After some great OWS Sim on Tuesday in the wall lane, we got the “Cadillac Lane” for the first time this year! The Cadillac Lane also comes with the lovely Kim Sebranek 🏊🏻♀️. We cranked out 3100 yds in no time! This afternoon I had an appointment with Sports Medicine for my nagging hamstring. Good news is, I didn’t tear anything and nothing major. Proximal & distal hamstring tendinosis, next up PT on May 8th. I have a good idea of the exercises they will be giving me. I also had a massage at GHC tonight that was brutally awful and amazing at the same time. I am not kind to my body and it hates me, so I’ll be coming back for more love hate with Dan in 3-4 weeks. #healinghands#hamstrings#naggy#iwillstrengthenyou#canthurtme#accountabilitymirror#norunningyet#morewaterrunning#triathlete#triathlon#ironman#ironmantraining#imwi2019#imwi
My @challenge_melb race report is up on my site. .
You can hear about how my first 70.3 in 18 months went in the most edge of your seat recap you will likely read today about my race in Melbourne! .
*Disclaimer* This is the only recap of my race in Melbourne you are able to read... .