Saturday, January 5, 2008

First race of the year & already laughing!

Talk about burn in the legs, a pain in the throat that feels like it is dry as a desert and sand paper is scruffing over it... huffing and puffing, pushing, pulling, aching...OUCH! Trying to shake off the off-season cob webs and wake the body up to "2008 triathlon season". Welcome to the first time trial of the year!

Oh boy, I can tell I have built up a load of endurance post Ironman and marathon... but where is my zip, my zest, my vroooooom?! I must have left it back at the last Olympic distance race of 07... BECAUSE today hurt!

Like any short race (11 mile time trial on the bike) I went out WAY too fast! Instructions were to build the first 3-5 minutes then hold and nearing the finish I can red line... ooops.... I went red line-hold-keep holding-please body hold on-yikes letting go of pace-got it back-finish in pain!

My good lesson learned... I WON'T DO THAT AGAIN THIS SEASON! I WILL PACE-EVEN FOR SHORT RACES! The win and $3,000 later I am hurting worse than the Ironman! (lately everything hurts worse than that stinking Ironman).

Post race recovery ride...easy pace... and LOOK what I did to my bike?! How? I don't know!
But I do know thanks to that I had to ride my friend Lauren's bike back to my truck. No big deal- YEA RIGHT! Her bike is a 52, I ride a 49, her pedals are Look, I am Lolly Pop, so I had to wear her bike shoes too- ha ha ha, a little too big bike and a little too big shoes... that was the longest 6 miles back to my truck EVER! I was wobbling side to side trying to move the pedals, my feet were slipping in her shoes, AND I was scared to death of falling because I could not un-clip those shoes! Did I mention I also had to climb 2 hills? That bike and I were leaning side to side as I tip-toed the pedals... finally I decided to ride the whole way standing since siting on the seat I could barely reach the pedals! And... last thing... it was a rode bike! I am REALLY bad at road bikes! I have only ridden a road bike 2x in my life and I forgot how to change gears! What a morning, a morning well worth the laughter as I ride down Queen K like a little girl on her mom's grown up bike & well worth $3000 bucks!

And Lauren, thank you for everything! You were the BEST support crew a girl could ever have and I will bring you your bike tonight! P.S. Tell "Shorty" he is the BEST... and that you "love" him! He just loves to hear that!


Blogger Crash said...

too much power! no wonder your are breaking chains!

January 6, 2008 at 5:57 AM

Blogger Kellye Mills said...

$3000! That's worth a broken chain to me! :)


January 6, 2008 at 7:04 AM

Blogger Lisa said...

Wow - you were going so fast you broke your chain! At least you made it back in one piece on the too-big road bike and didn't break that chain! P.S. Congrats on the win!

January 6, 2008 at 7:36 AM

Blogger Beth said...

Congrats Bree! Great way to start off the year (with the win I mean, NOT the broken chain! :)

January 6, 2008 at 8:33 AM

Blogger Brooke Myers said...

Put Nick's number into your phone Bree, you sure need it enough with all your bike issues...
Just teasing!

January 6, 2008 at 9:09 AM

Blogger Train-This said...


:-) mary

January 6, 2008 at 11:06 AM

Anonymous BEE said...

If I want a good laugh, all I have to do is imagine you on my bike riding back into town! You could of gotten off and adjusted the seat!! You did awesome yesterday. I know it hurt, but well worth the pain. Now it is time to get the vrooom back :)...we need to get you a new bike, BMC????

January 6, 2008 at 11:35 AM

Blogger Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Excellent! Congrats - a true testament to your power: the broken chain. What an honor!

January 6, 2008 at 2:04 PM

Blogger Jessi said...

Wow, 3k?! That's some good money for a TT! What race was it?

January 6, 2008 at 4:57 PM


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