|out of breath after loop 2|
I wanted to give my wardrobe choice a trial run as well. I decided to go with tri shorts and a bathing suit top with a shirt over it.
The tri shorts were okay although I obviously prefer bike shorts. The bathing suit top however is a no-go. I found it to be very uncomfortable. I think I'l wear a run-bra thing with a shirt over it instead.
My race times on this course have varied from 42-46 minutes. I did it in about 43 minutes the first time today and 48 the second. It's a short, but moderately hilly route. I feel confident now going into the bike part of the aqua-bike next weekend and I learned that I need alternate wardrobe choice. From that perspective, it was a good training experience!
True be told, I haven't been swimming laps since sometime in 2013. I should probably at least check my goggles to make sure they don't leak. Yeah, you may have noticed that I'm not really all that serious about training for this event. It's really just for fun anyway and news flash, I'm not going to win anyway. :-D
Tomorrow we have an early wake-up for the 40 mile ride event that we entered. It has a 6:30 start time and the starting line is about a 45 min drive from our house.
Whoa, that will be early! Good luck!ReplyDelete
yes, it was!Delete
Low key training and an event for fun sounds great to me. I'm impressed you rode the course twice though!ReplyDelete
Well, riding the course twice ended up taking as long as it would be if I did the whole tri vs just the aqua bike. So it was a good workout!Delete
How fun! I wish I liked to swim. And open water swimming kind of scares me...ReplyDelete
~Wendy at Taking the Long Way Home
Oh! It's not an open water event. I'll explain it later this week.Delete
I've never known anyone to do an aqua bike. I'll be curious to see how you like it.ReplyDelete
I've never known anyone to do it either! Hopefully I'll like it. It's a great solution since I can't run!Delete
So smart to do a trial ride!! Hope your race went well.ReplyDelete