Posted on October 2, 2013
Get ready to sweat
I’m getting really excited about the Mermaid Du this weekend!!
Yesterday I got in a solid brick workout. I hopped on the bike first and then went for a run.
If you’ve ever done a tri or du, then you know transitioning from the bike to run is tough. My legs felt tight and heavy, but they got the memo about a half mile in where I was finally in my element.
Because I am a giant nerd, I came home to study the Mermaid cycling course map, which isn’t too bad. I remember that killer hill just before mile 4 from last year. It will work you over, but the scenery takes your mind off the feeling of death & sadness. Or seeing a chick yack on the side of the road. #sonotfun
I was dealing with fatigue yesterday, so maybe that’s why I came to the realization that it takes me forever just to get ready to sweat. I’m curious if this is normal?
My pre workout routine:
I use a cleansing towelette to clean my mug. I have oily skin that tends to breakout so I do this before I apply sunscreen.
Tame the fun with a BIC Band. I freaking love these babies! They don’t budge at all and are super cute. I wear these for almost everything from a half marathon, cycling or when I don’t want to do my hair. Which means 99.9999% of my life.
I use the thick headbands on the left to keep my hair dry while in the shower post workout. I wash my hair every night-I can’t stand dirty hair. Does that make me weird? #dontanswerthat
The basics: Put on pit stuff (as Mike calls it) & sunscreen.
Of course put on workout gear, headphones, Garmin, shoes & socks, iFitness belt and whatever I need.
For someone who likes to keep things simple, this seems like a lot of work.
How do you get ready to sweat?
What do you do with your hair while working out?
When running I put it in a high bun and headband. For cycling I rock a low pony with a braid and headband.