First event: Biking
I know swimming is traditionally supposed to go first. So sue me. I did an easy bike ride (low-medium resistance) for one hour and covered 15 miles.
(Transition One: got off bike. Remarked on soreness of womanly places. Hopped on treadmill.)
Second Event: Running
When I get on the treadmill I always put the incline to 1% and then start the speed off at 6.0 miles per hour. I accidentally pressed 6 twice (so a 9:05 pace) and just went with it. My legs felt pretty weird after the bike, but completely warmed up and no hip pain at all. Pretty incredible, actually. I finished the 5k in 27:29 which is basically record time for me.
(Transition Two: got off treadmill. Made a peanut butter hot chocolate with milk, hot cocoa mix and peanut butter chocolate protein powder. Added whipped cream for, um...protein?)
Third Event: Swimming
Alright, fine. You got me. I actually just took a shower for this one. I guess I have a little more work to do before I sign up for that Ironman, huh?
|Did you really think you were getting a picture of me in the shower?|
I would definitely say running is easiest for me. While swimming is tough, biking would be hardest since if it moves I'm bound to fall off of it.
What do you think is harder - a 100 mile race or a full Ironman?
Hmm....I'm not sure about this one. I used to live in Kona so I saw how much effort goes into an Ironman, but I also think the mental struggle of a 100 mile run must be insane.