Almost had my first clipless pedals wipe out Saturday when I didn't unclip soon enough at an intersection...Luckily I was fine and, equally as importantly, no one was around to witness my shame...
Sunday I even swam 2,000 yds straight with no breaks! That was a huge milestone for me. I have only made it that distance a couple of times before, and always with at least 1 break thrown in there. I felt truly unstoppable in the pool during that swim! What an amazing feeling! This is why I love taking on new challenges and distances every year--without fail, I discover I am capable of things I'd never thought. I remember when I swam a half mile for the first time! Crazy. I am actually looking forward to going for my first open water swim next week!
This week I got to try out a new piece of gear that I totally loved--Tommie Copper Compression Socks. (Read my past Tommie Copper reviews here, here, and here.) I was pumped to have a chance to try out another Tommie Copper item, since I have really liked everything else I've tried by them. Like all TC items, these socks are made with copper infused yarn to help speed recovery. I wore these babies on a short 3-mile run Thursday night, and I loved them! They have a great level of compression, and the height of the socks is perfect for me--not too tall, not too short. Also, they were a good thickness--sometimes compression socks are too thin, and I feel like my feet are sliding around in my shoes in them. I will definitely be wearing these on future runs! (Though definitely not for my tris...imagine putting on compression socks in transition!!) Highly recommend this product. Thanks Tommie Copper for letting me try them out!
|The return of stretchy laces...Must be tri season!|
I'm also starting to think about my race day clothing. Tri clothes are so much trickier for me than running clothes. When it comes to running races, I have so many items of clothing that I absolutely love, so it's never hard to plan a race day outfit. Triathlon is another story though! I bought a new pair of tri shorts from Pearl Izumi that I have taken on a bike and run, and I think I will probably end up wearing those. While I liked them, my Skirt Short tri shorts that I wore for the past two seasons have definitely seen better days. I'm trying to figure out which top to go with, however. I have worn the lavender Athleta top below for my past two tris that I like, but don't love. I have Pearl Izumi tri top (below, purple) that is decent, but it's a little short. I HATE HATE HATE short tops. I also bought a Pearl Izumi cycle tank (below, blue) that I might be able to get away with in a tri, but I will have to swim in it first I think to see how fast it dries. #triathleteprobz.
Training goals for this week include setting a new bike PDR, getting in a solid bike/run brick, and maybe even nailing a 3-sport brick...we'll see about that one tho!
How is your training going?
Disclaimer: I was sent a pair of Tommie Copper socks in exchange for sharing a review on my blog. I was not compensated in any other way or encouraged to express a particular opinion.