During any training schedule, certain days just seem like a breakout day. A day where you feel great and everything clicks. A day where your muscles, joints, mind and body all seem to act as one. When the temps, wind, humidity, roads and trails are all working in your favor.
OK, so that's a little over the top. However, this morning was one of those stand out days. I wanted to push a larger brick today. So, up early and away I went. I completed 16.50 miles on the bike with an average of 17mph and then transitioned to the run. I ran a 4 mile run and averaged about an 8:50 mile.
I felt that I was pushing pretty hard and I was unsure how the run would go with the longer bike ride added in. I was surprised to find that my running legs were pretty fresh after the bike ride. It was nice to get back on the bike - the weather has not been cooperating lately. I also got to try out my tri-suit for comfort. And it actually felt great - no hot spots or chafing.
Last night I practiced setting up my transition area. Since I have no idea what I am doing, my transition area will probably change after I get to see how other athletes set up thier areas. I think I have the hang of it for my first tri, at long as I can find my shoes, helmet and bike I think I'll be OK.