this weekend reminded me that summer is approaching. although the weather wasn't too summer-ful, i really started to feel the triathlon season in full swing. lots of activities with lots of great people.
thursday was the first Triathlon Club of San Diego Aquathlon of 2010. A 1000 meter choppy ocean swim with a 5k beach run makes for good times.
katya and i had an awesome t-shirt sighting.our lululemon sweatshirts are cute, but we got nothin' on this guys attire. says it all.
and i got to hang out with speedy nytrowomen manager/friend/hot momma kristin. she's gearing up for Honu 70.3 and all i can say is watch out, ladies! kristin is a truly BALANCED athlete- strong in all 3 sports.
so that was thursday. i don't even remember friday. probably included swim and yoga as usual.
saturday was another TCSD event- the May club triathlon. 800meter swim, 12.5 miles bike, 4 mile run on fiesta island. With over 200 participants, chip timing, and full breakfast (eggs, oatmeal, french toast, lots of Kashi (one of the race sponsors) and fruit), you definitely get your money's worth. oh, wait. it's FREE! i felt great at the club race and raced well. i think i've shaken off the Ironman cobwebs! woo hoo! dirk has me doing a lot of short speedy stuff this month, which is fun, but it hurts!
ok, back to the TCSD triathlon. the brekkie was perfect to refuel before a 3 hour ride up the coast post-race (We are long course triathletes, you know). unfortunately, i had forgotten to pack my un-aero helmet for the t-ride and ended up looking like this on our ride up the coast.
thanks to julie, jen, tatiana and JD for putting up with me. i'm sure all the roadies on the coast got a good laugh. when james saw the picture he said i was no longer part of the family.
sunday we woke up to crazy winds. i ran an hour on the treadmill and then decided to give the roads a try. 4 of us had planned on riding, but we were down to two. it was one of those maybe better off inside days and i came THIS close to bailing. but i rode down to katya's and we decided to charge it. she promised to pull, and i promised to pull "in spirit". i also promised to stay fueled so at least if i flew OTB (off the back) it wasn't because i was bonking. i figured i at least owed her that for a 4.5 hour tow, so i ate up! we made our way up lake wohlford and out to valley center. every time i'd almost lose her wheel, i'd try to remind myself that there are millions of guys out there that would kill for my view (of her bum!). but, as hot as she is, i fell off on the steeper parts. one day, one day. we finally made it home and i was smashed.
now, back to business this week. james brought me home a great little surprise today. will blog about it tomorrow!