So I met up with the group today for the OWS. I put my wetsuit on and it fit great. I got into the water and was like wow this isnt too bad. It was weird at first that me feet were kinda cold but I couldnt feel the cold at all in my legs. I slowly got deeper till I let my arms in the water. It was cold, but it didnt bother me at all. I dropped my head in and was good to go. The first lap around I took the shortened inner loop which is like 100 meters. I was having to breathe every stroke still getting used to having my face in the cold. It was definitely a different feeling being so much more buoyant like that. Once the group that did the outer 500 meter loop got back, I decided to join them for their second loop. It went really well. The only ting I need to do is take my race goggles with me to the pool, because they werent feeling right. I havent worn them at all since October and I can tell I have lost weight in my face. I got out of the water and I was surprised to find out the zipper was all the way down. No wonder it felt like I was getting lots of water in my suit when I sprinted to the finish.
Getting the wetsuit off wasnt too bad. I did notice one thing when I took it off: the velcro pad on the butt where the zipper leash attaches to has come loose, so I will need to find a way to secure it with either hot glue or super glue. I am glad I went with the sleeveless. It fits well and I didnt really feel too cold. It didnt really let water in through the arm holes, which I worried it might.
It was great to finally meet my fellow bloggers Wes and Sarah I enjoy meeting up with fellow triathletes who have the passion for the sport like I do.
So last night I decided to do my long run of the week. Since I am only midway through my Oly training, it was only 60 minutes. Usually I do my long runs with the same group every Saturday morning. We usually keep about a 10:15 pace. I decided to see what I could do without going too hard. Boy was I surprised when I looked at my garmin and saw 8:40. Wow I wasnt completely out of breath or anything. My first three miles were great. After those I backed off a little, but was still very consistant with my speed. My miles were as follows 8:47,8:49,8:50,9:52,9:38.9:37.
I ended up doing almost 6.5 miles in an hour for a pace of 9:16. For my next long run I think I may shoot to stay around 9 minutes the whole time. I dont think it will be too hard as long as I dont go out too fast.
Tomorrow is a short brick. I will ride about 90 min and a short 10-15 min run off the bike. Have a great weekend.