|Thanks for the goggles, dad!|
Olympic = 50 meters. That means 1,200 yards is 11 laps, and should have taken me the same amount of time. Either LA Fitness's pool is not, in fact, 25 yards, or the pool was a lot shorter than promised. One length usually takes me 11 strokes and this one was 20, so I have no idea what the conversion factor is there. I've already spent way too much time trying to figure this out. My brain hurts.
One thing I know I did right was the bike portion of this training (thanks, Garmin!). I met Alyssa and Amy for the Arlington 500 ride Sunday and it was mostly glorious, except for a ridiculous headwind in the last 15 miles. It was so bad that despite planning to make it the full 69 miles, I cut out and only did 62. However, since a half Ironman is 56 miles, I'm still counting this as enough training for one day. I was SO tired afterwards that it was all I could do to stay awake through Sunday dinner. This ride did have incredible well-stocked rest stops - turkey sandwiches, PB&J, mini bagels with peanut butter, GF cookies and bars, fruit and pickles. It was awesome.
|So. Much. Food.|
I love getting back to me through training. It's awesome to find myself at the end of a workout.