Yesterday I participated in a sprint triathlon that’s part of a 4 race series. This is my third year participating and my improvements are really starting to show. This year I only did two events; one in June and the other yesterday. I’ve trained hard since the race in June and it shows. Take a look at my times for both events.
1⁄4 Mile Swim-10 Mile Bike- 3.1 Mile Run
I was focused and I was ready to push myself. Improving eight minutes on my sprint time only gets me more motivated to keep working hard. My next races won’t be this short and I have some serious training to do….
Next on my list for this year are Escape to Miami Olympic distance and Miami Man Half Iron distance!!!
This past weekend I was lucky to be able to take part on Reaction’s tri camp in Clermont, Fl.
We were all so excited that us girls even got our nails camp ready!
All I can say about that weekend is wow! The rolling hills were never-ending.
We rode the famous Sugarloaf climb which is a half mile climb and it was no joke!
We would stop on a house on top of the hill where the owners are gracious enough to put out water for all the riders to refill their bottles. It was our half way meet up point.
On Saturday we rode from 2.5 (30 miles) and some rode 3+ hours and ran 20-30 minutes after. In the afternoon we went to the National training center where we did our swim session for an hour and 15 minutes.
On Sunday we rode 3 hours (41 miles), some 4 and ran 15-20 minutes after. It was a weekend of hard work but very beneficial as we don’t have any hills here in Miami, Fl. I can definitely see why so many people from the surrounding areas travel to Clermont to train on those hills.
Sorry I haven’t been posting as often lately but I do have a few updates to tell you about throughout the week.
I’ll start with the most exciting one for me. My new bike!!!!!!!!!! Last week for my birthday present I upgraded my very basic road bike to triathlon bike. I was very excited but somewhat nervous due to the new position of the bike. I went out last Sunday for my first ride on it and did close to 60 miles. I was so happy with it!!! I tend to have back pain and didn’t feel a thing on it. I rode on it all weekend feeling great (but that’s my next post ;-)).
I get to test it out on a sprint race this Sunday. 🙂
After discovering that I actually like bacon (but not the crispy breakfast kind), I’m always interested to try new recipes that include it. Here’s an easy one I found at Balanced Bites.
This is what I used and just followed the simple instructions. We loved it and will be making again soon!!
I love roasted veggies!!! I received these rainbow carrots and beets in my organic share and they looked so pretty I did not want to juice them. I roasted them with some olive oil, thyme and rosemary at 350 degrees for about 20 or until tender. Oh so good!!
Here’s another great option for a protein shake when you want to include some carbs as well.
Ingredients pictured below. I use 1/4 cup of oatmeal and a teaspoon of chia seeds. One scoop of protein and a whole banana. You can choose to do 8 oz. almond milk or do half milk half water.