Its the little things.
In terms of the work outs this week it was another wonky week. It seems to me that every week has been a wonky week either because of work, family and friends or the awful freaking weather that seems to have descended on Nova Scotia and the maritimes. Today it is raining. Which might be a good thing if there wasnt 3 inches of hard packed ice covering all the drains around town.
Sitting at my window now, I would not be one bit suprised if the animals from the farm down the road started to pass by my two by two.
Last week I really wanted to try all 3 disciplines again back to back to back, but the weather didnt help and had to abandon that goal, so it became my goal for this week, which i am happy to say that I did today, and i am freaking tired right now.
Here's how the week went:
Tuesday: 1x750m + 1x1500m
Thursday: 1x750m + 1x1500m
Friday: 1x750m + 1x1500m
Saturday: 20km ride + 5km run
Sunday: 750m swim ( 16.02min) + 20km ride ( 36.42min) + 5km run ( 41.41min)
The last time i attempted to do all 3 back to back to back my times were swim 18min; bike 46min; and run 42min.
So aside for the run my other times are starting to come down, and I am pretty pumped!
All of my 750m times this week were close to 16 min and one was under at 15.50min.
I know i can get my run time down, and that will most likely be something that i will focus on over the next couple of weeks.
But its all fun and games until you start looking at triathlon wetsuits online. Now i have no idea if i would actually go through and purchase one because i would look like a big sausage trying to bust out of a casing, but for the open water swims, i dont know if i will get away from needing one. I am not so worried about the cold water, but i hate, hate, hate, hate hate jelly fish.
Having done a lot of swimming in the ocean and some scuba diving there is nothing that freaks me out more the running into the stinger(s) of a jelly fish. I totally freak out.
For me its like cats.
I am allergic to cats. If i am in a house and there are cats, they will come to me like i am made of catnip. Same with jelly fish. They can sense my hatred like the Emperor to Anakin Skywalker. Unfortunately i dont have a cool light sabre to use, just a high pitched scream and profanity. Both of which dont seem to bother the jellyfish at all. weird.
Anyway the search goes on, I am sure i will probably get one and figure out how to stuff myself into it. I can see some pam cooking spray and a shoehorn in my future.
He may not be fast, but he sure smells buttery.
With that i take my leave to bury myself in a 28g bag of all dressed ruffles chips, and possibly have #CigarSunday in a VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER!
Sean "BigBoyRunning" Ryan