i've been a little quiet on the blog front this week. first, with a busy week so far running errands, getting home late and second, trying to figure out what the hell i want to do next...triathlon wise. i know a lot of you know what i speak of when i say that after coming off an awesome weekend and fun race, you are ready for another but can't find one (one that is convenient and nearby)? in two words, IT SUCKS! i can't imagine NOT doing any races between now and the iron distance, great floridian. there are plenty of sprint distances to pick from but i'm more interested in oly distance or HIM distance races at this point.
the next available race is an oly distance in orlando. HOWEVER, guess what just happened this past weekend in the lake that the swim for this triathlon is in??
should i be afraid? what are the odds, right? i really, really, really want to do this triathlon and will just hope that the old sayings, safety in numbers and survival of the fittest, holds true. maybe i will swim faster because of this. i have some time to make my final decision. the moss park triathlon is on sunday, july 17th. if that goes well, i may go back and do the fall tri festival, at the same alligator infested lake, on august 22nd.
QUESTION #1 - for all of my blog friends who have never steered me wrong. do you think that doing a HIM distance race approximately 6 weeks before an iron distance race is too much? if i did do the HIM distance event, i would only do it as a "training" day not a "race." the cool thing about it is that it's in the same venue as the full iron distance race that i will be doing in october, so it can be a recon mission so to speak.
QUESTION #2 - i'm thinking about buying a garmin forerunner 310xt. anyone have this model? do you LOVE it? is it super reliable? easy to use? does it come with everything included such as heartrate monitor, bike mount, or are those things purchased separately? is there anything you don't like about it?
thanks everyone for the kind words on my race video and race report. the videographer thanks you too.
today, i have some serious catching up to do on all of my favorite blogs. thankfully, this afternoon and evening i'm free as a bird and will use that time to read up on all that i've missed, especially a few race reports i haven't been able to get to yet.
much love and peace out!