Wednesday, July 14, 2010

feel the burn

i forgot my SCAPE on the first sunny day of the summer and paid for it (yes- i love love love the athlete sunscreen too- we all love it!) . you see, i was at the beach and in my wetsuit for an open water swim so i wasn't all SCAPED up because i was covered in full neoprene. i got out and decided i'd let myself lounge for just a minute. i ate two pieces of fruit and lay down enjoying our first sunny day in what seemed like an eternity. an hour later i woke up. whoops. maybe i had a tummy ache from all the fruit? please see hand placement below.


of course, i didn't even notice until i showed up for track and james started laughing at me and snapped the photo. i told him i had been hanging out on the beach with my boyfriend!
aside from the literal burn, i've been feeling the burn in the training department. i'm putting down a solid base block (volume!) for Kona and the burn is becoming a daily reality. putting myself in the pain cave is happening more than ever and luckily i've got super james to drag me along. i love having him out there for my long rides and we start our t-runs together (and that lasts 3 steps until he bounds ahead). he is a great t-run motivator- when we get off the bike, he changes super fast and is out the door and i have no choice but to hurry and follow instead of sit and eat snacks like i used to do before he decided to become a triathlete again. but more than anything, i was thankful for james on tuesday afternoon to keep me on "track" for my track workout. my legs were TOAST before the workout and i barely made it through. i even had to just stand still on the final rest interval (instead of slow jogging) to make that last 400. but i did it. thanks to husband supreme. (oh, and he crushed the carlsbad triathlon this weekend, check out his race report. of course he did nicely on bike & run, but he also swam pretty well and we are now in the process of making bets to see who has the best swim at steelhead 70.3. i must admit, i'm scared. but then again, if he does win, it just proves that swimming is a waste of time. when james quit swimming 2 years ago, we were about the same speed. he's been swimming again for like a month. the test comes 7/31!)


14 comments:

runninggunner said...

OUCH!!! The first sunny day is always the worst. Can't wait to see who wins the swim race.

Christi said...

Sorry about the sun burn! They are no fun! Good luck to both of you at the race!

Beth said...

That picture cracks me up!! (not that you are burned of course, but the hand... :) Great job on all the training. Steelhead had best watch out!! :)

triathletemargs said...

OUCH!!! the sun burn looks bad... and yet pretty funny (the hand print). I'm an aussie tri girl and have been following your blog - very inspiring!! :) keep the posts coming!!

GZ said...

Okay - that is like one out of my book. Except the hand prints would be even more embarrassing. Dang lady.

Yasi said...

Those are some hot tan lines you're rocking! You rock Beth, glad you've got James there to help your motivation on your T-runs. I could use one of those!

SSB said...

I've fallen asleep at the beach and been afraid of those tan lines.

Running Bums said...

That picture is classic! it was great seeing you sunday!:)

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吳婷婷 said...

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t-odd said...

That is WAY better than my effed up burn/tan lines. Never leave without the Scape. I love the killer training right now and love hearing about everyone doing it.

Keep hammering!

Jamie said...

Yikes. If you are going to get sunburn, at least it is one worth laughing at! Too funny.

SHERRY said...

OMG. That is just hilarious, Beth. Too funny... but still, ouch!

陳佑發 said...

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