LP 70.3: 76 Days, Lake Anna

6/26/18, 76 days out
Workout: Scheduled: 1:30 bike, 30 min run, Actual: 1+ hour bike (unsure of actual time), 688 meter open water swim
Weather: 77 degrees, low humidity and sunny with a little rain…or should I have just said perfect? πŸ™‚

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photo stolen from Laura’s Insta

My friend Laura and I headed south for a day of swimming and biking around Lake Anna State Park. Located about 2 hours south of Washington, DC and 90 minutes north of Richmond, Lake Anna is a great training area with open water swimming, cyclist friendly roads (thank you, drivers) and running trails. It’s also the a race venue for many Virginia triathlons throughout the spring, summer and fall.

We started the day with Laura giving me some really great sighting tips. I know the swim was short, but this was by far the most confident I’ve felt swimming in the open water.

After the swim, we decided to ride within the park. The clouds were pretty dark and we didn’t want to get stuck in the middle of nowhere in a storm, so we did some loops. There weren’t any steep hills, but the hills that we did ride I tried to stay in aero position as long as I could. It was fun to just be out with a friend riding on a road where drivers didn’t punish pass you. It rained a bit while we were riding, but it felt SO good and sometimes it’s nice to get some practice riding in the rain because you never know what race day will hand you.

By the time I got home I was tired and hungry, so instead of slogging though a run I showered, ate and as soon as I hit “publish” on this post I’ll be getting to bed so I can get up early to get that 30 minute run in. Goodnight!

 


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