Am I the only person who really dislikes swimming in a wet suit?
This has got to be my least favorite thing about the tri training thus far. Hauling it, getting into it, getting out of it, even swimming in it — the pain-in-the-ass factor is about a 7 on a scale of 10.
Gripe, gripe, gripe.
I know I am not a true triathlete but a runner (with runner mentality) trying a (big) tri…I love the freedom of being able to run at the drop of a hat with very little preparation, forethought, and/or equipment. Give me a pair of running shoes and a jog bra and I can run almost anywhere; I used to always carry a change of clothes with me so if I had an opportunity present itself, I could just do a car change and take off.
I think at some level I am merely balking at another layer of gear and planning. There is so much crap in my car: run/bike/pool shoes, different sets of clothes, miscellaneous bike stuff, swim gear, blah blah blah. It’s getting easier to put it all together, though, and I have to admit I am feeling more organized lately. And to be perfectly honest, I remember how I felt about all the trail junk at first, having to haul your own food and water and emergency bathroom stuff…yeah, I griped about that, too.
Bottom line: Stop your bellyaching, leahruns!
Week 5: IM Training Totals
Swim = 2:05
Bike = 3:21
Run = 3:33