How do you guys set up your Garmins when you are doing multi-sport. I’m not sure how I should use it for the Duathlon. I thought I could just make each length and each transition a split, but then my overall pace was kind of meaningless. Should I just reset at each transition? Is there some special function I’m missing? Should I *gasp* read the manual?
Perfect morning for a run/bike/run. Also, a perfect morning for lazing in bad for at least an hour longer than intended, but whatever. I did both.
And with that, I’m as ready as I’m going to be for the duathlon. I’m going to do some (hopefully) final adjusting to my bike set up today, and get 2 runs and 1 ride in this week, all at easy paces.
First length of today’s workout, run 1, felt fine, although I kind of hate the shoes I plan to wear, but they should be fine for 5K. The second length, the bike, was OK as well but I could feel fatigue in my legs. I mostly kept close to the pace I hope to do at the race though, so it wasn’t that bad. Length 3, run 2,although shortest was the toughest. My knee was bothering me, and it was pretty hot out by this time, but mostly my knee was bothering me. I think it’s a result of not getting enough extension on the bike and my knees kind of cramping or locking up in a bent position. This will be one of the adjustments I make to the bike today. After about 1KM, by knee had loosened up though and was feeling better.
I’m not concerned about finishing, but who knows how long it will take. While I’m in the topic though, I guess I’ll throw out some goals.
C Goal: Finish!
B Goal: 1:59:59
A Goal: 1:44:59
It’s been a week. A tough week. I had a health thingie this week that left me physically and emotionally drained. Dave’s off at crossfit and Tumblrers are all posting about the awesome things they are doing and I’m still laying in bed, like a sloth. I’m feeling better though. So glad this long weekend is here and I can get out and enjoy it!
I only ran 1.5 times this week and no cycling. It’s fine, it’s what I had to do. Only thing is, the duathlon is 1week+1day away. My only goal is to not finish DFL (dead last, you fill in the blank). It’s a real possibility that I will though.
I may try to get a ride in today, will run tomorrow for sure, and will do a brick workout Monday, maybe even do a simulation of race day to see how that goes.
I’m not going to lie, I’m a little intimidated by the 10K clinic I’m instructing. Not all of them, but some of them.
I got an email today from one of the people in the clinic wanting my advice on meeting is 55 min goal. Ummm… yeah, right now I think I would be lucky to do 1:10. This dude’s been running longer than me I’m sure, shouldn’t I be asking him for advice? It’s actually quite sad that my first thought was, “Is he testing me? To see if I know anything?”
But you know what? I did it. Because you know what, my 10K PB is 58ish, and that’s not so far off. I have actually been there. And you know what, I gave good advice, and I gave him options, and I told him we could talk more about it tonight in person, and I told him about watching for signs of injury when pushing to a new goal.
I can do this, I don’t have to run the 55 min race, but I can help people get there! I can! I can!…I hope.
I have not written or mentioned Sunday’s Half marathon yet, aside from the one post saying I had finished, because I keep flip flopping on how I feel about it.
It will come.
In other news, my 10K clinic starts tomorrow night! This will be my 4th clinic I’ve instructed, but the first 10K clinic. I’m not going to lie, I’m nervous that everyone in my clinic will be better than me and I’ll be a pitiful instructor. Although, I already stalked all of their race times and know that I’m faster or on par with most of them. That sounds weird maybe, but I did it. Probably a by-product of my ever changing emotions about this last Half Marathon and the mind game I let it become.