Well I won't go quite that far yet but I did have a good brick on Saturday. It was also my longest bike portion of a brick too. I actually had 2 good long rides on Friday and Saturday. I got off of work early on Friday and headed to the Trace. I am getting tired of the same old section I always ride so I decided to start at Epley and head towards and go through Sumrall. I also saw a guy getting a field sobriety test before I got started at Epley Station at 2 in the afternoon. Someone started their weekend a little too early and on the wrong foot. It really gets hilly after you leave out of Sumrall and seems to never end. I don't think I went downhill very much at all until I turned around and guess what? I was loving the hills. What in the world is wrong with me? Normally I would do anything to avoid them but I was looking forward to them. I guess I am getting more used to them. I really liked that ride out from Sumrall and am going to head that way again soon. I got up Saturday early to do it again. The weather was bad but not too bad. It looked like it would only get worse so I decided to ride more but ride closer to where I was parked in case the weather did get bad. I parked at Jackson Rd and headed to the university. I wanted to have an extra long warm up because later in the ride I had planned to do some race intensity work. After leaving the university I went exactly halfway back to where I started and turned around. So before I even started I had a 12 mile warm up. My thoughts behind this were that I was feeling better at the end of my rides than I was at the beginning so I thought maybe my warm ups were too short. This proved to be correct. During my race intensity I averaged just over 21 mph in the rain and wind. That is a good number for me. I finshed up my brick with 33 miles on the bike . On my run I ran a 5k with my first and last mile at a 8 min mile pace. Once again good for me.
With just a few weeks until my race I have plans to workout in the mornings and in the afternoon if time allows. Sometimes I have to leave for work really early. I also plan to do more hills and even do some hill workouts on my trainer. So far so good.
Well it seems that I have at least been training for 2/3 of my triathlon. I still haven't stepped foot in a pool. I actually don't have a pool to go to. I am about to join the Payne Center and start swimming there. You just can't beat their price. 165 for six months and they have a sweet gym too.
With my company my year ends in July. Being in sales if I do X amount of sales for the year I will receive a year end bonus. Depending on how much over that X amount I receive an even bigger bonus. I have already surpassed the number and contiuing to do more. I thought I would let ya'll in on what I will be purchasing with a tiny part of that bonus. Anything to keep me motivated. I am trying to decided on which ones I want.
One of these two. Or.............