I Bonked

I competed in the Loggerhead sprint triathlon this past Saturday. Plan is to get a race recap up once I get some photos from my dad.

Post race day, I slept in until 11:30 am on Sunday! Holy cow, couldn’t believe it but I did wake up two times before that and just let myself go to sleep. I guess I needed it. I didn’t do any physical activities Sunday but did make another trip to Jupiter but this time with Memphis to go and enjoy the beach.

I was reading a magazine about Florida and they had a great section on traveling and sightseeing with dogs and mentioned that the beach where I had just raced at the day previously had a 2.5 mile stretch of beach that is dog friendly just south of it. So we hopped in the car and headed south for the day!

The water in Jupiter is so much clearer than at our beaches here, you can actually see down to the bottom. Another nice thing is that the bottom gradually descends rather than sharply dropping off which is why our water isn’t as clear because all of the sand gets churned up.

We had a great day watching and playing with other dogs, people and the water. Lots of beach goers and friendly pups.

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Memphis Jupiter1

Memphis Jupiter2

Memphis Jupiter3

It was a great day and one that I will likely replicate in the very near future!

I was back at it Monday with a trip to CrossFit Vero Beach in the morning. The workout:

5×1 3-position snatch (full) high hang, hang, floor 

5×2 Front Squat, heaviest possible

Three rounds for time of –
400 m run
10 Toes-to-bar
15 hand-release push-ups

With regards to weight on the olympic movements, I am not going heavy as I am just getting back into the swing of things and activating my muscles differently. It can be hard because I know what my weights used to be and that I can go heavier but then I compromise my recovery. Its a fine balance when you’re first getting back into CrossFit or any weight routine.

Monday afternoon was supposed to be an ocean swim but with thunder rumbling when I got to the beach and lightning spotted south of us, I opted out. Not everyone did and thats their personal discretion but if I hear and see these signs, its a definite no go for me. As I headed home, the weather out west just looked worse and worse and was certainly moving quickly.

West Storm


This picture is from going over the bridge. You can see the blue, clear sky and then the storm clouds just covering the rest of the sky, it looked like a carpet being rolled out.

Tuesday was supposed to be a swim and run workout but here’s what happened.

Didn’t make it to the pool in the morning so I opted to do both after work. Went to Quail but as has been pretty common all summer, there were young kids there with their parents, making it difficult to get laps in. I actually almost swam into a little girl because she was around 3 years old. I called it quits at 600 meters.

I then changed and headed out for a loop of the bridges. The first two miles, 1 mile leading up to the first bridge and the first bridge, felt great. I tried to keep my pacing steady so I wouldn’t go too fast. Around the 3 mile mark, my left foot was falling asleep and burning. I have these no tie racing laces in and they just are not working so I pulled off my sock and tucked it into my waistband. That certainly helped!

By mile 4, I started to get chills and cold sweat, never a good sign. I still had one more bridge to cross. I got up the bridge, walked at the top for .10 mile and then continued down. After running part of the down hill, I committed to running to the light of A1A and then walk. And walk I did because I was not feeling good at all. I determined I just had not eaten enough throughout the day. I bonked.

At this point, I was 4.7 miles into the run. After feeling somewhat better, I finished off the run to make it an even 5 miles but I was completely beat walking the rest of the way back to the car. I immediately went to Quail’s outside bar and ordered a water and a Coke. The calories and sugar made me feel better pretty quickly. After eating dinner later, I started to come around again. Lesson learned about eating properly for your workouts. I certainly know better but sometimes it happens.

The rest of this week will be training for my upcoming olympic distance triathlon, Rev3 Maine at Old Orchard Beach! I’m excited to head north for a couple of days, away from heat and humidity and to see a really good friend of mine. It should be a great weekend.

Rev3 MaineRest of the Week’s Workouts:

Today: Bike 1 hour 30 minutes

Thursday: Morning swim at Gene’s

Afternoon 45 min bike ride, 30 min run at recovery pace

Friday:  bike 30 min, run 45 min (brick)

Saturday: bike 1 hour 30 min.

ocean swim with the group

run 20 minutes

Sunday: run 45 minutes


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