In spite of my injury, I completed the Bronson IronBac indoor triathlon on Saturday and improved all of my distances except biking. It was hard and I wanted to throw up four times, but my competitive spirit won out and I kicked ass despite horrible early allergies/a cold and a sore right shoulder.
|I wanted to fall off of this bike, but Girl Talk kept me going. Note to self: Do not bike fifteen miles before a race when you don't normally bike fifteen miles, no matter how good it feels.|
There were 3 awesome things about this indoor triathlon:
2. I beat a guy who looked to be in better shape than me. I passed him on the track around lap 12/19 and felt pretty good about myself times two. Then, THEN I heard the slap of his shoes on the ground as he sprinted to pass me. "Hells no," I thought as I sprinted almost all of the rest of the laps (hence the wanting to throw up). He never passed me.
|This is after the guy didn't pass me. Notice the wicking material I said I would purchase. It worked.|
This is the song that got me all pumped up to pass guys:
All in all, it was a great weekend even though I didn't cross off a new goal on The List. Since I'm addicted to being sporty now, I signed up for one more indoor triathlon in April. After that, grad class will be over and I will be able to devote more time to training for my first outdoor tri on June 2nd. :)
Right now my training schedule looks like this:
Sunday: 25 minutes swimming, biking, and running
Monday: 30 minutes swimming (and yes, sometimes I do 50 minutes of water aerobics for fun)
Tuesday: 30 minutes bike, 30 minutes run, weight training
Thursday: 45 minutes bike, 40 minutes swim
Saturday: Yoga, weight training
After the semester is over, I am going to seriously follow a schedule from beginnertriathlete.com until the end of the summer.
We'll see where this Road to Badassness takes me. Hopefully I don't hurt myself.