Gutting it out

Isn’t that a lovely subject line!  😆

I did better in the pool last night that I ever had.  I borrowed Kahuna’s ‘finger’ lap counter and tried to go 25 yards further than I have in the past.  I figured I’d have to get back to the other end anyway, so I forced myself to finish and I managed to go 50 yards further and swam it in a shorter amount of time.  I’m still slow by pro standards, but my swimming is strictly arms only, except the breathing stroke and I’m doing better without the pull buoy than with.  Major accomplishment, for me.  I was starving and worn out when I got home.

The time in the saddle (T.I.T.S.) is getting better too.  My sitbones (butt) have accepted the saddle.  The lady parts have not.  I am going to tilt my seat for the next ride to see if that helps.  If it doesn’t I’ll be on the hunt for a split horn saddle.  I gutted it out for about a minute and a half more than last time and my goal is to just always go longer than the time before.  I know that minute and a half doesn’t sound like much, but it’s the mileage that I’m most concerned with.

I need to be able to swim .375 kilometers, bike 6.2 miles, and run 1.58 miles.  So far the only thing I ‘can’t’ do yet is the 6.2 miles on the bike, but I’m working up to it, a mile at a time.  Babysteps, right?

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0 responses to “Gutting it out

  1. I still say the three of us need to register as a team, with Melissa to run, you to swim, and me to bike. :lol

    Definitely tip the saddle forward a bit, but be careful it’s not so much you slide off onto the frame!

  2. I sent you an email. I could probably be talked into doing a full sprint relay early next season.