January 29, 2006

Another Tri-ing Weekend

Yesterday morning I swam at Aquatic Park: water temp was about 53F, so I definitely needed a wetsuit. It stung for the first ten minutes or so, and then I got warmed up and did two loops of the perimeter plus some extra buoy line swim: about two miles total. It felt great to get back in the wetsuit. One thing I learned about cold water on this swim: I gotta get my fingers locked into the position I want them in, within the first twenty minutes or so. After that, I'm unable to really move them.

Afterwards, we ran about 10 miles from AP, through Fort Funston, along Marina Boulevard, Crissy Field, up and over the stairs to GGB, then along the trail near Lincoln Boulevard to Baker Beach, then back via the sand stairs. This was basically the same run course as they use for the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon, but we tacked on a couple miles with the Aquatic Park start.

This is my new favorite online thing:

Today's bike ride on Yahoo Maps Beta. They now allow you to enter multiple waypoints on a route. Very handy for figuring out exactly how far you went on a bike ride, and sharing the route with your friends. We rode about 42 miles today over mostly rolling hills with just a couple of climbs. My legs were pretty tired after yesterday's run, but the ride went well overall.

Tomorrow I get the day off-- no training!-- and I'm really looking forward to it.

Posted by todd at January 29, 2006 09:15 PM