It is my recovery week and my plan called for a 30 minute run (RPE 1-2) and a 30 minute bike (easy spin). It didn't specifically say to do one in the morning and one in the evening so I decided to just do a brick when I got home from work.
It was 75 degrees and sunny so I grabbed the QR and stayed in the neighborhood for my ride. I ended up doing a little over 10 miles in the 30 minute ride. I was in the small ring for most of the ride and still had a nice 20mph average. Then I parked the bike in the garage and put on my Brooks kicks and ran for 30 minutes. I wanted to do this easy but sort of got lost in thought and when I looked at my Garmin I was at 30 minutes and a little over 4 miles. This is about a 7:30 pace - little too hard for an RPE 1-2. My legs felt really good switching from bike to run and I think all the brick work I have done in my training is really paying off.
Well, I signed up for the Gateway to the Bay Sprint Tri on April 10th. Looks like it should be a fun race at a cool venue. And as BDD mentioned in yesterday's comments I really should do the race for all of my blogger buddies up North! All of you guys had the same thought as me in that racing 3 out of 4 weeks is a good thing. The Olympic Tri on April 24th is my "A" race for the first part of the season but I am still going to go pretty hard for the Du this weekend and the Sprint next weekend. Why sign up if you aren't going to race, right?
Thanks for Reading,