Saturday started off awesome. Pam from Grunt Girl Racing held a cycling clinic at the Medina square to help train cyclists that are new to the racing scene for the upcoming Twin Sizzler in Medina on July 4 weekend. I was able to meet up with them and road half of the course then headed off to Reagan Park down the street practically for some MTB. Ive only been out mountain biking twice, once on a front suspension and then this Saturday a full suspension. I am starting to feel really comfortable. I should have started riding mtb a year or two ago.
I spent Saturday prepping for the Maumee Bay race outside of Toledo. 4 A.M. alarm. Luckily I know what song to program when I cannot afford to hit the snooze alarm: George Michael's-Wake Me Up Before You Go. I know if I don't get up right away and sprint to turn off the alarm, that song could be stuck in my head all day.
Sat: 15mi road; 2hrs mtb @ Reagan park
I haven't done a race breakout lately-its a little lengthy:
Sunday: Arrived with plenty of time to set up all my gear, double check the route through the transition and did a warm up. ( I defiantly should have ran another 10mins w some pickups to get myself ready for a fast 5k)
There were 750 competitors in total racing sprint/Olympic dual, sprint/Olympic tri's.
I raced the Sprint Dualthlon: 5k run, 20k bike, 5k run
Transition: I had a smooth and fast transition. I was around the 30 second mark from entering to exit.
Bike: The night before I made the necessary adjustments on my road bike with the saddle, adding adjustable aerobars, etc. I wasn't long before a caught what I thought was 3rd and 2nd place on the bike. I did feel a little slow on the bike hovering around 21 mph throughout. I guess I did past more people compared to the amt that past me. (Under 39min; not sure on official results)
I probably ran 7:45-8:00 miles for a 24:00 5k roughly.
I figure I can take 1 min off in run 1; 30 sec off in transition; 90 secs off in the bike; and 2 mins off in run 2.
Yesterday was also the Lulu 5k in Cleveland and the Grunt Girls did an awesome job representing!
To top off Sunday, racing in the morning just wasn't enough. So Gary and I rode to Lakewood then back. Probably additional 50 miles (I think).
Needless to say, Monday is a REST DAY (for the legs)
-maybe an easy swim and some weight lifting in the afternoon.
*I not good at taking complete rest days...