Beautiful Thursday AM- Renee and I rode the Alcatraz Loop backwards from our house. The views never cease to amaze me! At 5:55 am..I am pumping air into my tires and breaking out a sweat as it's been in the 80's and 90's in terms of temperatures! Out in short sleeve jersey and shorts..it was perfect!
I made it to two M2 classes this week- Tue AM and then again on Sat. If you've ever been to a M2 class..you know the stairs you have to climb to get into the studio is sometimes harder than his class itself! I asked him if he can install escalators? He said,"Come on Yi, you're training for an Ironman!" I said, "Exactly..these legs shouldn't do stairs..that's excessive..it takes away from the swimming..biking..running strenth. He didn't fall for it..no escalators.
Sunday, some Ironteam folks signed up to do the Uvas South Bay Triathlon in Morgan Hill which is a .75 mile swim, 16 mile bike and a 5 mile run. Kind of a weird distance..longer than a Sprint but not long enough to be an Olympic. All I've heard about Uvas was that it's fun! It's short! It's fun! And it's short! So..all week I was thinking..this is going to be easy because it's fun and it's short! As we're waiting to park..I see participants walking pass with their spiffy bikes and wheels and etc. I thought..wow..people bring nice bikes to this short triathlon! 7:40am my wave got underway for the swim..and since 7:40am..my heart rate was going bonkers! The race was short but because it's short..people are crazy! Crazy as in you just go...go...go at a fast and furious pace! At times you want to slow down so your heart rate can calm down but then you can't because everyone else around you is still going bonkers so by human nature..you continue on! 2 hours and 22 minutes later..finish line crossed. 28.5 on the swim (2.02 pace), 55.3 on the bike (17.3 mph avg) and 52.04 on the run (10.24 mile pace). Annoucer guy is very good with names! He got my first AND last name right! Despite the lack of organization with the race, Uvas was a fun event! Afterwards..the Team went to IN-n-Out! I broke in my new shoes during the 5 mile run..my ankle felt good..all in all a good day!
Me on bike at Uvas- I think I am climbing some hill..
Below..pics of Hez and I at mile 4.5 at Uvas..one of Hez and I striking a pose..and finishing up!