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Prepping for My First Triathlon!

So, I guess I’m doing (is that the correct verb? running?) a triathlon on Saturday.

I sort of wish I had prepared more, but the marathon is more important to me, so I’m okay with that. Also, I know I have the endurance to do a 400m swim + 13 mile bike ride + 5K run.

With that said, I knew the only thing that would make me feel more prepared was a new race outfit. After a meeting this morning with a guy who was food blogging back in 2003, I walked from Tribeca up to Union Square to stop at JackRabbit. I’d originally only planned on some bike shorts, but they’re having a triathlon sale, and all tri gear was buy one, get one half off. Oh, fine.


I bought these DeSoto tri shorts, which can apparently be worn in the pool, too. (And yes, they do have a padded crotchal region.)


I am holding something very special. And I am a sucker for good marketing, too, apparently.


These pockets are for flasks, yes?


And this tri top. This fancy new outfit means I won’t have to change at all, just put my sneakers on after the swim and take off my cap and put on a hat or headband (and a helmet!) for the rest of the ride/run. I foresee some sexy hair coming up.


I also exchanged the Brooks I got for Saucony Pro Grid Guide 4s. The Brooks made my feet numb.

I had 7 miles on my training schedule for today, and I didn’t wake up early enough this morning to get ’em done outside, so I spent much of today putting off going to the gym. (When will I learn?) I finally went around 6:30, running 1.25 miles there, 3.5 miles while there and 1.25 miles back for a total of 6.


When I got back, I sauteed grape tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms and onions with some turkey meatballs and threw it all over whole wheat fusilli. Because any race means carb loading to me.


And, because it’s hot out, and I am a 20-something female in Manhattan, I got Pinkberry for dessert.

Anything else I should know before my first sprint tri?