We had a nice little weekend: We did the 5K on Saturday morning. On Sunday I did an Open Water Swim with Todd and Suzie from my Tri club and then Suzie and I did a little running to stretch the legs. They are good people and we had a lot of fun. This was the first time this season that the OWS was done sans wetsuit. Definitely slower but I was easily able to do the distance and was barely fatigued - this was very cool and really helps with my confidence swimming without the wetsuit. Monday was a day spent doing bust-ass yard work and I was basically outside in the sun for 12 hours straight. By the time I came inside that evening I was beat and passed out. This morning I woke up at 4:30am and did the Tuesday Track workout. I was the only one who showed this morning so that meant it was just me versus the humidity - the humidity won!
A couple of other cool things: Annie and I joined the big-ass LifeTime Fitness on Lake Houston (click the link and goto Virtual Tour - ridiculous). It has a Master's Swim program that runs Mon-Thurs with both a morning and evening class on all four days - I signed up for this -- yeah!! The reason we choose the Globo-Gym was because the other gym with a Master's Program (5 minutes from my house) has been sold to a Private School and is closing at the end of June. Oh well, the LifeTime has a great locker room with 3 swimming pools (2 lap only dedicated), about 200 treadmills, a healthy food cafeteria, and even a freaking rock climbing wall. Seriously, you could fit a Super Wal-Mart inside this place. I am going to start the Master's program in two weeks!
Okay, onto the actual point of this post. As a Triathlete we have a ton of "toys" that are available to us and I have my eye on a few of them! Being that I use this blog as pretty much a personal journal I figured that listing the top, "Wish List" items in order of preference will help me keep my eye on the prize. Here are some of the items I daydream about:
1. Quarq Power Meter with Compatible ANT + Computer (preferably Garmin 500):
2. Zipp 404 Carbon Clincher Wheels:
3. Quintana Roo CD0.1 Carbon TT:
4. CompuTrainer Pro:
That is about it for now. The problem with all of the above items is that they are freaking expensive - especially the QR0.1. Right now I rank the Quarq ahead of the Zipps because of the Zipp Front Tubular 440 that I found on Ebay and I am waiting for a rear wheel cover from Wheelbuilder.com to arrive any day now. This leaves me with a race wheel solution, albeit temporary, but it should get me through the rest of this season.
What other TOYS do you guys have on your "Wish List"?
Thanks for Reading,