The week started out pretty well, but then I started to feel a little sick and ended up getting caught up in lots of work. I ended out the week with a sub-par performance at the UCSD Tritonman Triathlon.
Here is a summary of my training week:
- Swimming: 2000 yards
- Cycling: 130 miles
- Running: 51 miles
- Total: 182 miles (~11,000 calories burned)
Unfortunately, I had a very bad day. To make a long story short, I froze to death and simply could not get my body started. Feel free to read on if you want to hear how much I suffered. However, I will be very brief.
Today I competed in the Laguna Niguel Triathlon! The race venue was literally four miles from my neighborhood, though I never took the time to check out the course beforehand. This was a “reverse Triathlon”, and thus the event breakdown was as follows: a 5km (3.1-mile) run, a 17km (10.6-mile) cycle, and a 150 meter pool swim. I picked this event for the convenience of its location and for the fact that the swim leg was almost negligible in completion time relative to the run and cycle legs.
This Saturday I participated in a winter Duathlon put on by the Triathlon Club of San Diego. The race venue was located at a community park in a region called Black Mountain. The race would consist of a 2.5-mile run, a 20km (12.4 mile) cycle, and close with a 2-mile run. Because I was competing in two races this weekend, I took it easy on Saturday to save my legs for the triathlon the following day.
Last November I ran in the Dinosaur Dash 10K put on by Renegade Race Series. My fitness level was comparable to that of which I ran the Hope 4 Hanna 10K just a few weeks prior. However, this course was almost dead flat (in contrast to the brutal hills in the Hope 4 Hanna race) so I was looking forward to getting a solid PR over this distance.