I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
* I got to go on a long bike ride on Sunday, and finally Mother Nature didn't get in my way. It was an awesome ride and I got to stay in aero almost the entire time. The only thing that sucked about the ride was all of the bugs that were out and about. I was literally getting pelted by these little black bugs. I think I swallowed a handful of them, which was really really gross! Here is a picture of part of my arm after my ride. See the little black spots...those are dead bugs, and that is just a small sampling of what was all over my arms and legs!
* I had an embarrassing fall on my road bike on Monday. My husband and I loaded up the boys in the burley, packed a picnic lunch, and headed to the Cherry Creek Reservoir. We knew that it would be crazy busy, but we figured since we were riding our bikes that it wouldn't be as bad. We really wanted to take the boys by the reservoir so they could see all of the boats, jet-skis, etc.. in the water. When we got to the res. it was really, really busy. There were bikers, cars, trucks, etc. everywhere! Anyways, we were going down a multi-use trail when we came to a place where we had to cross over the main road to continue on the trail. My husband was in front of me with the burley. I looked both ways and there was a big truck coming, but it was far enough away that we could have passed safely. I just assumed my husband was going to cross, but he stopped. I had to slam on my brakes and couldn't get clipped out in time. So, I fell over and scrapped my knee pretty bad. It was a little embarrassing, but I'm just glad I didn't hurt myself any more than I did. It really would have sucked to have had an injury that would have prevented me from doing my tri on Friday because I fell over!
Now for the advice:
Right now, I'm leaning towards eating my bagel with PB and honey around 4ish, then having a quick Gu or something before the swim start. But, I don't know if that will be enough. I usually eat dinner at 6pm, so I'm assuming I will be starving at race time. I don't want to eat a huge meal before the race, but I also don't want to bonk during the race either (not that I think I would bonk, but you get the idea).
Oh yeah, and the temperature on Friday is supposed to be 92...the hottest day yet. Yikes! I'm hoping that it won't be too bad by 6pm, but it will probably still be in the 80s. It should make for an interesting race!