Weekend Adventures

Saturday morning I was up early for a long run… and wondering how my legs would hold up after 41 miles of riding on Friday. I was running solo for a change and a little worried about 20 miles all by my lonesome, but I easily zoned out in my thoughts and my music, and the miles ticked by pretty easily. I kept the pace on the slow side given my recent hamstring issues and felt great start to finish!

30 minutes kilometres dedicated to Amanda for her 30th Birthday Virtual Race! Happy Birthday Amanda!!!


I had a quick ice bath once I got home and then waited to hear from Juliana – she and her hubby were participating in Toronto City Chase #2 and I offered to be their support “crew.”

I was excited to be on the other side of the action for a change. Shortly after 10am some texts and emails came in and I got busy looking up info. They were able to send me snapshots of the clue sheet which made it a lot easier to look up information.

I solved as many as I could and sent them as much info as possible as quickly as possible. I can’t wait to hear how their day went! It was definitely neat to be on this side – especially for J and her hubby since they were pretty laid back, just looking to have some fun – unlike a certain other team (ahem) I know. πŸ˜‰

When my duties were completed and I had sufficiently stuffed my face with recovery foods, hubs and I headed to Lake Wilcox for an open water swim. It felt great to get in the lake and we swam 1070m out to the mid-point buoy and back. (measured with my handy Garmin-in-swim-cap-trick.)

We had our bikes in the car and headed straight out on a ride after the swim. (Yes we did a little of everything today!) We headed to our new favourite place for a mid-ride treat: Yogurtys!

no guilt after a 4+ training day!

Sunday was spent slogging through a groggy early morning recovery run, cheering on my friend Erin at the Cobourg tri and having a BBQ with some friends we have not seen in a while.
All in all, a fantastic weekend. If only it didn’t have to end…

26 thoughts on “Weekend Adventures

  1. Very active and fun weekend–perfect! Being on the other side of the City Chase sounds almost better to me than being the one doing it–almost…Yogurt looks divine and well earned!

  2. I have heard about the "Garmin in the swim cap" trick, but not really sure how that works. Are you using your running Garmin? Or your bike computer? And it doesn't get too wet? Does it bother your head?

  3. Despicable Marlene rears her happy smiling face again…..love it.That is a SBR weekend to be jealous of for sure.Does that Garmin in the swim cap thing itch? I would think it would itch and being who I am I would be playing with it throughout the swim and inevitably ruin or lose it in the lake.

  4. You made me laugh: first you tell me you ran a 20 miler which is huge for me and later you say "we did a little bit of everything today" Well to me that's a lot πŸ™‚ Looks like you had a perfect, active and fun weekend.

  5. Hi Marlene – i am participating for the first time in the Wasaga SPRINT Triathlon Sept. 10. Do you have any advice on apparel for the swim/bike transition? You are an inspiration to many!Thanks,Alison

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