Thanks for all the replies on the Tri report. What a blast, I can't wait for the next one! The triathlon was indeed in Pleasanton, GB, at Shadow Cliffs Park. I recommend it for a first Tri! (click here for main website)
Ok so catching up!
Sunday- the day after the tri, we went for a nice hike out at Del Valle Lake and scoped out a good swimming spot. Our hike was pretty tough, and we covered about 2.5 miles total in about an hour. Whew!
TOTAL miles for last week: 24.1
PLUS 1740 m swim and 11 miles bike
Monday- now we were ready for a REAL rest day. It was nice.
Tuesday am- SWIM 1000 m in approx 24 minutes (forgot watch)
Tuesday pm- BIKE 10 miles/39:30/15.2 MPH
Nice ride in Dublin on the Iron Horse Trail. Man that headwind kicks my ass.
Wednesday- 5.35 miles/43:09/8:04 average pace
Killer run. I used my inhaler (only the 4th time so far) and the good news is I had no problem breathing! However, the run was anything but easy. We ran with the group and Zach and I started out nice and fast, hanging with the "cool kids" as I call them (the fast people). Well, this was a Graveyard Loop day, which is a super hilly course, and the cool kids dropped me like a ton of bricks on the hills. I got schooled. :) It was awesome. We had several sub 8 miles and even the killer hill mile was 8:30 or so. It was in the upper 80s and I was a bit dehydrated, and pushing the pace on those hills was super intense. Knowing my limit, I took a few walk breaks and didn't feel bad about it. It was a great run. Maritza got there early and stayed late like a kiss-ass. Just kidding! She actually was out there to run 11 freaking miles, making the rest of us look like wussies. :P Great job Maritza!!! She's rocking the Pfitz plan and getting very pumped about NYC Marathon. Check out her blog and give her some love! :)
Thursday am- SWIM 750 m in 15:02 Whoo hoo! I am getting close to that 2:00/100 m barrier which is awesome. There is a woman at the pool who I think I'm in love with- she is possibly the fastest swimmer on the planet. I could just watch her swim all day. Today we were the only 2 in the pool and she makes me look like I'm floating in place. She rocks. One day I'll work up the nerve to tell her so.