I don’t know what happened between Friday and Saturday, but suddenly the weather has chilled down like crazy. Yesterday we had our final bike-run-bike-run full team workout. I sort of cluelessly dressed in my regular outfit (bike shorts, sleeveless top and thin windbreaker) but in fact it felt like THIS when we got out to the course.
As we were standing around getting our workout instructions etc., I could see my breath coming from my mouth in clouds. That was crazy. Then we took off on the bikes. Somebody told me it was 46 degrees. That is darn cold to be wearing shorts. Eventually I could feel my core warming up as we rode, but my fingers were like blocks of ice the entire time and they never really warmed up. By the time we got to the run portion, they were completely numb.
It made me think about next weekend. We are going to be SWIMMING in the cold, cold bay and then getting on the bike with dripping wet hair and clothes. I checked the temperature in San Rafael this morning: 39 degrees! OMG! Suddenly I am re-thinking my entire outfit. I think I’m gonna need gloves and maybe those arm and leg warmer things. I don’t know. But I’ve really never encountered cold like we had yesterday. It was wild!
The thing that plagued me most during the workout yesterday was needing a bathroom during the run portions. Man that is so uncomfortable. All I can say is I am happy there will be port o potties available next weekend.
Today is our final open water swim. (yeah, brr) I’m feeling calm about it. I’ll report back later.
October 30, 2011 at 11:15 pm
wow, I can’t believe your tri is already next weekend! I hope your swim went well today and we’ll all be rooting for you!
October 31, 2011 at 5:03 pm
I have an extra set of arm warmers if you want to borrow them for race day! Just let me know.
November 2, 2011 at 8:09 pm
really? was it cold in oakland this past weekend? it was hot here!! saturday i was in shorts and a tank and flipflops!! i think you guys are usually warmer than we are..its been warm since too but i think its supposed to be chilly and rainy thurs.