Greenwich Tri – Finally Full Circle!

I competed in the Greenwich Tri the other weekend and was finally able to win it! ¬†It only took almost 10 years ūüôā Some history…

This Tri has a lot of significance for me Рit was my first tri ever (I had to walk about half the run I was so tired in that race) and was the last tri I competed in before I got pregnant.  Over the course of the last few years I was able to finish 2nd twice, so finally claiming top spot felt great! To make things even better РTim (husband), Tom (brother in law) and Frank (father in law) all worked the race, my parents came to watch and the babies were able to check out the awards ceremony (and even clap!).  It was quite a family affair!

Some pics and press:

Greenwich Time

Stamford Voice

Weekly Workouts 7/16

Monday:
Swim 3,000
400 warm up, 400 kick with fins, 200 IM drill
4×100 on 1:25, 100 IM on 2:00
3×100 on 1:25, 100 IM on 2:00
2×100 on 1:25, 100 IM on 2:00
1×100 on 1:25, 100 IM on 2:00
6×200 free pull

Tuesday:
Trainer ride
10 min warm up
2x(6 min 200+ watts, 4 min 175+ watts), 5 min easy
2x(5 min 200+ watts, 3.5 min 175+ watts), 5 min easy
2x(4 min 200+ watts, 2 min 175+ watts), 5 min easy
20 min tempo run outside

Wednesday:
40 min Open Water swim
45 min outdoor run (2 loops of Greenwich Tri course)
1.5 hour break
50 min on trainer (12 min 170+ watts, 5 min easy, 10 mins at 170+ watts, 5 min easy, 8 min at 170+ watts, 5 min easy) last min of harder efforts standing.  All on 4-8% grade.
20 min easy run outdoors (HOT!!!)

Thursday:
25 run with the triple stroller around the hood

Friday:
Treadmill run – main set – 5×4 min @ 9.0, 5×2 min at 8.7-9 mph (all at 1% grade)

Saturday:
Run – 1 hr – seeking out and working hills
Swim – 45 min (2,500 m) main set: 3×400 (swim/pull/swim)

Sunday:
Bike – 3.5 hours (100K). ¬†First time in about two years I’ve done that distance. ¬†Felt great too!