I did another brick today- 10 mile bike followed by a one mile run (7:27!) with a half mile cool down at the end.
I am intentionally biking further than race day right now.
And I can't believe I can throw down a 7:27 mile just 63 seconds after hopping off my bicycle (I'm practicing transitions, too).
The beast is alive.
I want to compete.
You see this face?
And this one?
While I like to run smiling through long races, come tri day, I'll be using my favorite short-distance mantra (the one I chanted to myself when I got my current 5k PR):
Because if I'm smiling, I'm not trying my hardest. And the best race face photos have come from moments when I gave everything.
June 14th, I will get ugly. Just you wait.