Getting Ready for Rex

This weekend is the first of the Rex Wellness Triathlon series. This is a three race series at the various Rex centers around Raleigh. The one this weekend is in Garner, just south of Raleigh. I am sticking to Sprints for the rest of the year and training for the marathon in November. This is a nice short one, a 250m swim, 10 mile bike, and a 2 mile run. They are offering a new Tri-Peat award if you do all three of the series this year, so that seems like a nice challenge to do while marathon training. I’ll let you guys know how it goes.

In order to get ready for this I figured I should probably get back in the pool since I haven’t swam a single yard since the Raleigh 70.3 at the beginning of June. So after work today I headed over to the pool to see if I could still get myself from one end to the other without coughing and sputtering water and SUCCESS! I managed to swim 1000 yards, albeit very slowly. About 10 yards per second slower than where I got to training for the 70.3. It at least gave me confidence that I should be able to get through this weekend.

After swimming I headed home and went out for a nice short 3 mile run. Again, I meant to do this in the morning but everything conspired against me and I had to do it tonight. The humidity was brutal, around 85% by the time I finally got out to run. This was the first time in about 6 weeks as well I did two workouts in a day and that also took its toll. If I had been motivated enough I could have made this a swim-run brick, but I think I will save that for next week when I am doing some open water swimming at Jordan Lake.

Thanks for reading!

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