Monday, February 27, 2017

SwimBox to Swim Better, Faster and Stronger

I visited my local Swimbox after my friend Cynthia (YouSignedUpForWhat) tried it out, I decided that maybe this was a good thing for me to do. 

The swim has always been my worst asset in triathlons. I don't consider myself to be very fast and as much as I train, I always seem to throw everything I learned out the window. My breathing changes, my stroke, and I want to get better. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Shorties Can Be Just As Fun

Review of the ISM PS 1.1 

A great everyday commuter saddle, I'll give you a run down of the details. It is in the Performance Short category of saddles which means the back of the saddle is shorter. At 250mm in length and 130mm wide in the rear, compared to the Performance Long (PL) line that is 275mm long.

The PS 1.1 is an excellent option for triathletes who ride in the aero bars and perfect for flat courses where the athlete stays in one position. With its upward- sloped rear, it was designed for those athletes who do not move around a lot.  

The PS 1.1 is my preferred level of padding at a cushion of 30, ideal for those who ride in triathlon chamois shorts or regular cycling shorts. With its superb hip support for those who rotate forward, it provides a soft and comfortable ride. The PL 1.0 or Breakaway is also a 30 cushion level-wise if you are looking for a similar riding experience.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Mercedes Benz Half Marathon

Half Marathon
Birmingham, AL
Finish time: 1:52:41
AG 30-34: 23rd

So I know its been awhile since I blogged but I am back in 2017! This past weekend I ran the Mercedes-Benz half marathon. It was a C race and more so because mom and I needed to check off the State of Alabama from our list. This was also my first race in my new age category, so that was weird for me.

Anyways to start, this race was ranked as one of the best ones to complete in the state of Alabama. I am going to say that, if this is the best, the others concern me. This race was not very good. The expo was minimal, the race route had some ugly parts of town, and overall I was not impressed.