Sunday, September 07, 2008
Tri: I Did It Again
I completed my second sprint triathlon today.
It was tough: a hillier bike and run course, choppier water, a later heat to start. I was one of the last to finish and still don't know my official time, so I don't know just how close to the last finisher I actually was.
I'm exhausted, despite training pretty well over the past six weeks.
Blood sugars were in the 200s throughout the race, which means I will simply take my usual amount of insulin the next time I do this and not expect any extra exercise to keep me low (which is what you'd think would happen when you swim a quarter mile, bike nearly 12, and run/walk more than three). But that was not the case today.
To be honest, I've worked out consistently for the past 14 weeks, doing harder core things than I've typically done before. But I'm a bit tired and burned out on early morning workouts and two hour bike rides. I'm going to measure myself tomorrow (something my tri coach had us do at the beginning of the last six weeks) to see if my body changed a lot.
I certainly got more tan than I've typically been, despite wearing high SPF sunscreen all summer.
Although I'm considering doing another 5K run/walk next week, I'm done with my hardcore tri training for the season. I have other projects I'd like to focus on. Stay tuned.