Training days gone wild. Two Olympic triathlons back to back.
My friends are signed up for the American Triple T. Four Events in 3 days. More details here. Mainly, it’s in Ohio, and there’s a Sprint (Fri), two Olympics (Sat), Half Ironman 70.3 (Sun). Craziness. Anyway, today was their training day and I joined them for morale support.
At TTT, the Oly’s are different orders:
#1: Swim – Bike – Run (that’s normal)
#2: BIKE – swim -Run (that’s not normal)
We home based at Rose Bowl Aquatic Center. We swam 1650 yds (~1.5k). I shared a lane with Luis. It was good. We had four or five lanes full of us. We rode familiar routes around Pasadena for 24.8 miles (~40k). Then, we ran two loops around the Rose Bowl for 6.3 miles (~10k). The weather was kinda iffy. It had rained the night before and all the rides were still wet in the morning. There was a stiff cold breeze all day long. Clouds were coming and going. It didn’t really warm up that much. It was good running weather.
There as a big lunch break, and since I was close to home, I went home and had lunch with my daughter.
Olympic #2 was harder. The bike was fine. The swim was fine. I had a pull buoy and shared a lane with Bryan. But, the run sucked. I only finished 3.3 miles (1 loop around the Bowl) and I had to go home. 10 hrs of this stuff and I gotta go home as do stuff. I think the order and logistics were so different from a normal race, that the nutrition thing was all off. I was really tired at the start of the run, and my belly was sloshing around way too much to run.