Saturday I was scheduled to do my first brick; a 3 hr. bike ride followed by a 25 minute run. The weather was touch and go with rain, so I decided to try and get a 2 hr. ride in, then come home and run on the treadmill. I have only been able to ride outside a handful of times on my new bike, so I was really looking forward to getting out. It was a little windy and overcast with the clouds threatening rain, but I ended up having a great ride!
I felt pretty good in the aero position, but I definitely need to get my fit adjusted. Plus, I have my first tri of the season the first week of June, and I want my fit to be just right. My in-laws are coming into town in a couple of weeks so I'm planning on scheduling it then when they can watch the boys.
I've decided to start experimenting with different nutrition this season. Although I like shot bloks and sport beans, sometimes they are just too sweet and I have a hard time getting them down. I tried gels a long time ago and nearly gagged, so I was really hesitant to try them again. But, I saw a mint chocolate flavored gu and thought I'd give it a try. Let me tell you that mint chocolate gu is AWESOME! It was so good, and I didn't gag! Hooray! I will definitely be trying that again on my long bike rides/runs. Yum!
Just as I was approaching the 1:45 hr. mark the storm clouds started rolling in, and I was glad that I had only planned a 2 hr. ride. I rode home, gave my boys a quick hug, got a recap of what they had been doing while I was out, changed out of my warm bike gear, then hopped on the treadmill. My legs felt a little heavy, but not horrible. It took about a mile to get my "running" legs back, but other than that I felt great! I ran at a nice pace for 25 minutes, then called it quits. I was so happy that my first brick went so well, especially since I have my first sprint tri in a about a month. Woohoo!
Awhile back, Beth at Shut up and Run was having a giveaway for new running gear. To enter the contest, you had to submit a picture of why you needed new gear. I choose this picture saying that I needed new shorts because the ones I had made me look like I had a penis! Ha ha.
Outside PR contacted me saying she'd like to help solve my problem! Well, the next thing I know I got a pair of Sugoi Verve Shorts in the mail. How awesome is that?! I was so excited!
No, I don't have a crazy tan on my legs, that's just bad lighting in my house! :)I wanted to wear the shorts out on several runs before I wrote a review. And, I can happily say that these shorts are awesome! They are really light and airy and feel so soft and smooth on. Plus, I think they are super cute and have a flattering fit. They have a built in liner that is a little big, but it doesn't really bother me when I'm running. I sweat a lot when I run and these shorts do a great job at wicking the sweat away. Oh, and the two side pockets are awesome. They are perfect for carrying a gu, shot bloks, beans, etc.. while you run. And another thing, no penis! Ha ha!
*Note: I was not paid to do this review. It is my own doing and based on my own experience and opinion.