Guess what yours truly did last week? Got a slot for Ironman St. George! I initially received an email from the IM folks about this inaugural event but didn't give it a second thought. A day or so later, Chris emailed his athletes about this event and said what a great event it would be for AIMP to do. A couple of emails later, I got a slot. Such a sucker! Anyone else inspired enough to get a slot?! :-)
It has been beautiful here in the Bay Area and Saturday was no different. Set out for an early (7am) ride starting from Fairfax with Ted and Caesar. We rode out to Pt. Reyes and came back via Samuel Taylor Park. It was such an awesome day and an awesome ride! I am comfortable in my new bike fit. Feeling a lot more comfortable in aero and I've noticed that my climbing has become a lot smoother and easier as well! Must be all the low cadence stuff coach has us doing in CT class. Let's hope this progression keeps progressing!
So after my near death experience last weekend at Lake San Antonio..okay fine exaggerating a little..after my very scary 50+ minutes in the water last weekend where I coughed and choked, I decided it was imperative that I take a dip in the waters of Aquatic Park to see if it was infact allergies that caused my difficulties in the water. I think it's safe to say that it was. I hopped in with Mary this week for 20 minutes or so and was able to breathe and swim fine. A bit cold for us to swim long but enough for me to notice that I wasn't choking :-). I was getting a bit worried that I might have somehow developed a fear to open water...phew! Coincidentally, I had an appt. with my physician for a physical, she is convinced that my episode last weekend was nothing more than a bronchi..something something. Fancy term for an allergic reaction in the lungs.
Anyway, leaving for Oceanside 70.3 this Thursday...wish me luck!
Swim- 3 hours and 45 minutes
Bike- 7 hours and 15 minutes
Run- 3 hours and 6 minutes
Total Workout- 13 hours and 51 minutes