Saturday: Swim 1,650 yards, bike 60 miles, run 4 miles
Yahoo! Best Saturday Triple yet. Other than the ridiculously boring last hour on the bike trainer—and I'd just like to mention that if 3:30 is "far too long" to ride a bike indoors, then 3:45 is "7 percent worse than far too long"—everything went really well.
I'm really trying to figure out what I can eat during these long workouts (and of course the race) that is portable, agrees with me, delivers the right kind of nutrition, and won't leave me so darn hungry. I had three gels while on the bike, which don't disagree with me per se, other than that I find them completely nasty. I also ate a bunch of pretzels, which are nice because they have some bulk to them, and salt, but I also get sick of them pretty fast. Really the only thing I had that I actually like is chocolate soy milk, which I should probably stop using, since it's completely impractical for the race.
Anyway, after I got off the bike and before I got out the door for the run, there was a bit of a family situation (OK, not to embarrass my kid, but he was up all night last night at his birthday sleepover, had apparently fallen asleep on the couch, and then got up and started sleepwalking all over the house, which before I could get him into bed morphed into a wacky daytime night terror). It delayed me enough that I was absolutely ravenous and recklessly decided to microwave a piece of pizza leftover from the party before setting out.
Well, it took care of the hunger, and I had no stomach problems whatsoever. Huh. Admittedly it's still not a practical option for the race, unless I can convince my family to order a pizza and slip me slices at regular intervals along the course.