Last week to get into the mental game, I hit the pool and did a 750m swim in my tri gear, followed by a 10K bike on Ruby. It was windy and cold outside, and it was the first time taking Ruby out on the road. It was really good for me to see I could ride in those conditions, and to deal with a bit of the panic in the pool (I had to remind myself that this was all a trial and to just BREATHE a couple of times). I also gave the Triathlon function on my Garmin 920XT a go. I loved it, but it was good to find out since I didn't google beforehand, that the swim portion of the function defaults to an outdoor swim NOT a pool swim. Looks like to get around this, you can create your own workout in Garmin but then you lose the transitions. Haven't decided what I will do for the race yet.
|Garmin 920XT results after the swim/bike using the Triathlon function.|
On Saturday I wanted to get in a 20K bike on Ruby and then do a run afterwards. Unlike the swim/bike day, Saturday was lovely and it was so nice to get used to how to position myself on the bike so my hands didn't ache (I was noticing this on my earlier rides), and then how stump like my legs felt into the run, and how much time it took them to feel "right" again (about 1.5K).
This week I plan to do both of my swim classes (Tuesday and Thursday), and maybe throw in a light brick on Wednesday. Then that will be it til SUNDAY!
Any Tri tips on transitions or otherwise you would like to throw my way? I'm all ears :)