This Brick workout is brought to you by…pho
Saturday: 8.5 mile run/ 1:25:30
Sunday: 18 mile ride / 47:55 4 mile run / 35:57 Vinysasa Flow Class / 75
Monday: 4 mile run / 41:14 (boot camp scheduled for tonight)
So Saturday’s long run got cut a little short due to an appointment, and I promised to make it up Sunday morning.
When I only partially made up for it, Jolie gave me her best McKayla Maroney face to let me know she was not impressed.
Sunday I did do a great brick though. I watched most of the last two episodes of Season 2 of Dr. Who and pedaled hard for 48 minutes. The trainer is really good for me since there is no coasting, no stoplights, no distracting scenery, just concentrated pedaling. I know I am getting faster but pretty soon I need to hit the actual road because there are a few hills in the Girl Power course.
I tried out the multisport function on my Garmin 910XT for Sunday’s workout, and as usually, it yielded lots of cool graphs to look at.
Using the multisport function allows you to program in any combinations of open water swimming, pool swimming, cycling, and running along with the ability to add a transition between each sport. I am still working the kinks out of it.
At first, it gave me the same number of data fields that I have set up normally for cycling and running, but took away the data in one field to give me a picture of the a little man/woman running or cycling. In case I forget which sport I am in the middle of.
So as I started cycling and running I had to pause and go back to put the data fields back the way I wanted them. It was a little annoying and I’m hoping that a) I can fix it so that I don’t always have to do that and b) Garmin isn’t right and I forget that I’m cycling in the middle of a workout/race. Because that would be embarrassing.
I had a great run after the bike. I went a little longer than usual to make up for the short long run on Saturday. It was an eventful run. First, it was fast. And fast is fun.
Second, I found $1.01 while running. A profitable run as my dad was say. He is so punny.
Lastly, I stepped on a nail. Thankfully I have had my tetanus shot. The day Michael Jackson died (which is always how I tell doctors when they ask, because it’s how I remember). Also from stepping on a nail. In my house.
I was feeling a weird pinch along the ball of my foot and wondering how a rock got that far in my shoe. I stopped since the pinch was getting worse and lo and behold I had stepped on a bent nail that was getting closer and closer to puncturing my foot. I thought about bringing it home and taking a picture of it to show you (because you care) but then thought better of it (Woman Punctures Her Butt on Nail She Was Carrying!) and just threw it away.
Long post, I know, but I want to show you one more thing. Today I ate pho for the the first time. I had read a review of Pho Orchid on He Said She Said Nola and just had it stuck on my brain. I am not the most adventurous eater (my hard limits on food includes NO onions NO mushrooms and NO mayo- I’m fun) so I gathered a posse and off we went.
Having nothing to compare it to, I thought it was good.
One more food pic. Because I wish all my blog posts included shapes in food.
Are you an adventurous eater? Do you like pho?
Any great tetanus stories?
PS Cat stories are always welcome.
Posted on January 21, 2013, in Race Recap and tagged bike trainer, biking, brick, cats, eating out, Garmin, long run, money, NOLA love, running, tetanus, triathlon. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.