Saturday, February 22, 2014

Ironman Training - First Official Brick Workout for 2014 - February 22, 2014

Today, I get to do a BRICK!  A 40 minute Bike then a 35 minute Run.  To the left is my transition area.  It was a little chilly today, so I put my jacket to the right.  

I get to use the Multi-Sport function on my Garmin, which can keep track of my swim, bike and run statistics.  I started the multi-sport feature, and hit the lap button to get through the swim and transition 1 to get to the bike part.

My coach wanted me to keep my heart rate around 120-130, and I was having a hard time at 125-130, because I thought she said 125 to 135 as a warm up.  My cadence hovered around 90 for most of the ride.  

Today's thought was about contacts because I kept on wiping off the sweat and it was dripping all over my glasses.  If I got contacts now, I really need to get use to them so that I am prepared for my upcoming races.  Plus I can get any non prescription sunglasses.

As soon as I noticed 40:00, I hit the lap button on my Garmin and a little icon showed a little person going from the bike to a running person, and unmounted the watch and mounted it to my wrist.  It took me about 2.36 to get my running shoes on, switch shirts, put on my hat and jacket.  I hit the lap button again at the end of the driveway.  

It took about 15 minutes for my legs to lengthen my stride and I pushed hard even though I was to take it easy.   That is something I need to dial in so that I have enough energy to finish the race.  Ran around the University and back in a total of 35 minutes.

Off to do Family stuff with the kids now :)

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