Before I started, I figured this would not be a big deal. My legs may be a little tired from the bike ride, but running would come naturally. Boy was I wrong!!
I parked my bike in the garage after 13.28 miles, took off my helmet, and headed out for a run. It was my first time running in biking shorts, so I felt a little funny, but hey! no chafing...I'm a fan.
As I left out of my garage my legs felt so heavy and every step felt like it was the loudest, hardest footfall of my running career. My legs felt like Jell-O and I was positive I was moving in slow motion. Plus, by this time in the morning it was getting hot! I thought of cutting my run short, but told myself to keep moving.
Around the half mile mark, my stride started to feel more comfortable. At that point, I was running from shade tree to shade tree for some relief from the heat. I don't think it was my best running form, but we can't win them all. I glanced down at my watch and was pleasantly surprised that I was under 10:00 pace. I wrapped my run up and was so happy. I could not stop smiling and bragging for hours about my awesome workout.
I actually started at a faster pace than I finished.
Post-brick thoughts: I'm really glad I still have 6 weeks of training left. After my experience Sunday, I think the triathlon is going to be more challenging than I originally thought. I definitely want to do more brick workouts and also practice the swim to bike transition.
And a bonus. One of my race pictures from last weekend. I haven't ordered it yet, but Glover Sports Photography posted proofs.