Wait, is WINNING still a thing? Is it retro yet? Since it's uncool, does that make me a hipster?
I'm on my third week of triathlon training, with 8 weeks to go. Whoops, 9 weeks to go. So far away!
Anyway, on yesterday's docket (love that word!):
30 minutes biking
20 minutes swimming
I did two loops. Oh, hey, that makes a figure eight! 8.7 miles in 36 minutes. I got cruising pretty good on some of the stretches. Stupid traffic lights have to mess everything up. Lame. Also lame? Slower people in the bike lane in front of me. The slow ones always have no helmets on I'm sorry, but if you're riding next to a busy street with no helmet you're a fucking moron. If you also have headphones are, you're just asking for it. What are these people thinking? (Yes, I've been biking for two weeks and I'm already a bike nazi. What?)
If I only sweat around my stomach, can I sweat my way to perfect abs? No? Boo.
I'm sweatin' up in here YO! (where is my face?)
I remembered to bring water, but didn't drink any on the bike ride. Um, yeah.
My favorite bike shop.
Five minute warm up (focusing on form, keeping my head looking down, my butt in the air, my chest down, and my legs near the water's surface)
10 minutes of 50m sprints (with ~1 minute of rest between. Which never felt like enough.) This meant five 50 m sprints. Times were 52s, 54s, 55s, 56s, 58s. I would breeze through the first 25m, then reach the wall, stand up, turn around, push off again, and be dragging the whole second half. I don't know how to turn around. And I was clearly using all my energy and arm strength on the first 25m, which wasn't serving me well.
Five minute cool down (Again, focusing on form)
Crazy swim eyes. Imma cut you.
I always get water trapped in my right ear (because that's the only side on which I can come up for air). Thank goodness for whatever magic shit they put in ear drops to get the water out.
Today I'm pumping iron, yo. We normally meet in a hot garage on Tuesday, but we're hitting the gym for some reason today. Maybe this will be the day I recognize a porn star (there are supposed to be a few of them at the gym).
My hips feel awesome! And by that I mean they don't feel like anything except hips! YAY! This means I just need to run more to get them used to running again, and everything will be fine.
I have a 25 minute run on Wednesday, and I think I'm going to hit up my favorite trail. It's been months since I've been out there. *swoon*
What's your biggest pet peeve about other people who share your form of exercise?
Weight lifting: Put your shit away. I don't want to have to re-rack your shit because getting down to business.
Running: Non-runners who tell me I'm ruining my knees.
Biking: Anyone biking without a helmet. The helmet isn't because you suck at biking. It's because of everything else out there that you don't have control over. Same goes for seatbelts.
Swimming: A kid at the pool today decided to get in my lane (medium speed) to prove to his friends he could swim from one side of the pool to the other. What? I almost plowed into him because he stopped halfway across the pool for no reason. There was a totally open area that was the same length of pool, but no, he hopped across a few lanes to squat in mine, which was already being shared. Lame.