Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Weekend Update

Ok, this was a nice long weekend for training experience. I was at my parents all weekend and they are in a great area to run and bike in because there is a great mix of hills which I just don't have in Lubbock. I think this was a great weekend because I really learned a lot due to the time I had to train and the great location really motivated me.
  • First of all.....and the big news....apparently I don't hate running after all. I think I had built it up in my mind that it was going to be this horrible thing and that I was going to in pain and miserable the whole time....but not so at all! I went on two 3 mile jogs and while I am not breaking any speed records, I did not die either which was a nice surprise.
  • While my love is road biking, mountain biking in the back of land where there are no trails totally rocks! I can totally see now why people try to throw themselves off of steep terrain on bikes! I did have some fights with cactus and mesquite trees (that is west Texas for ya!) and lost very badly which will now prevent me from wearing skirts all week, but was still awesome!
  • I have been putting swimming on the back burner because the sprint tri's I want to do all have pretty short swims. However, I have a feeling anything in open water is going to be more of an issue than I had previously thought. While swimming in the tank (not a metal one.....texas speak for something larger than a pond but smaller than a lake) I realized that I get pretty nervous in open water and really don't like putting my face under. So, unless I plan on doing the backstroke, this will have to be something I work on.

All in all it was a great holiday weekend. I got lots of practice in and got to spend time with my family. You just can't ask for more! (besides a winning lottery ticket!! Seriously, gas.....wow! If I go to any bike races out of town, I am going to just have to ride my bike there and hope I am not too tired to do the race!)

1 comment:

Leah said...

Sounds like a great weekend!