A busy weekend
So the scores on the doors for the weekend:
- 4k wetsuit swim in pool, including a new PB of 5:22 for 400m
- 40 min negative split run
- 6hr 50 bike (plus some time working out how to get un-lost)
- followed by a 40 min run
- New Forest Triathlon (2hrs 14 mins)
One interesting thing was that I weighed myself before and after Saturday’s bike/run. I lost 3.8lbs. But between weigh-ins I drunk around 3.5 litres of water and had a load of powerbars, gels and a couple of mars bars. So, I lost around4. 5kgs of fluids on my ride. Wow!
Part of the reason for this is that I left early in the morning in my full winter gear. I froze on the first part of the ride, especially in the fog. But it warmed up and turned into a beautiful sunshiny day. And then it got quite hot. And I felt like a boil in a bag.
This makes for interesting thoughts about Lanza though. I need to make sure I drink when thirsty on the bike. That should be easy. The difficulty is going to be on the run. In short triathlons/runs, I don’t normally take any water. However, I had ago today in the New Forest and found it very hard to drink from a cup on the run. I think I need to bring my fuel belt to Lanza.