*** BREAKING NEWS *** After a 15-month hiatus, I finally busted out my wetsuit (it still fits!) and went for a swim in open water. Somehow, I convinced a couple friends to head up to Shadow Cliffs to do a lap around the lake. I had a little bit of anxiety for the first few minutes but quickly got over it and managed a slow 1.2 mile swim. We probably could’ve saved a lot of time if we didn’t stop every few minutes to tell dirty jokes and giggle, but that wouldn’t be much fun.
On Saturday, I went on a short ride to Morgan Hill to test out the changes to my bike I mentioned last week. Removing my Speedfil tank greatly improved my bike’s ability to handle crosswinds and I didn’t get thrown off the road by a gust every time a car drove by. It feels like I’m getting more power after the adjustments I made to my saddle position, but it will take some time for my “parts” to adjust.
This is how I spent Saturday afternoon/evening after my ride:
Sunday morning, I met my friend/training partner/partner in crime for an easy run at the Palo Alto Baylands before indulging in a vegan donut and coffee at Philz.
After our run, we took our doggies to the Mountain Winery for Woofstock.
1 hour of strength training
Run: 4.5 miles
30 minutes core strength
Swim: 2,000 yards
Shoulder strengthening exercises
Run: 4 miles
Bike: 1 hour on the trainer
Swim: 1.2 miles in open water
Bike: 37 miles
Run: 6 miles