I'm back from the family reunion. We all had a wonderful time. Pictures and stories will follow at a later date.
A while back I mentioned that I was going in to get my hair done and I was not sure what to do with it. Well I went from this
Pretty cool, right? I love it. Well I should say I loved it because . . .
While we were in Iowa, I decided to get a swim in for my tri training at the hotel pool. I was there with Bunny and didn't bring my swim cap or googles down. I thought it would be no big deal but my pretty red highlights are now a faded bronzy pink (and not in a good way). I had the red for a week. A week! Not happy. My hair dresser said they would fade and I might have to have them re-done with a more permanent dye sooner rather than later. I thought a few weeks not one. Which just shows you how strong chlorine is. So a word to the wise, if you're going to swim with brand new highlights, wear a swim cap.
So that was a low for the training but the rest went pretty well. I ran two miles with out stopping on the treadmill at the hotel. I was impressed with myself. Running on a treadmill is way different than running outside. I'm not sure I could have done it outside but two miles is two miles and that is cool.
I did a full bike workout on Saturday, the full 12 miles that I would do in the race. Then I went on the treadmill to see how it would feel to transition to the run. Um, not good at all. My legs felt like lead, my calves were tight. I had to stop and stretch a lot before I could really start running. I only ran for 10 minutes but it was enough to show me I had some serious work to do.
All in all I feel like I am progressing on the bike and the run but the swim has me worried. I can't swim more than 2 laps without stopping. And I've never even covered a 1/4 mile in my workouts let alone a 1/2 mile. So I've got some serious work to do in the next 11 weeks.