Monday, September 19, 2011

Aero on a Budget!

For those of you new to triathlon or triathlon blogging, "aero" or aerodynamics involves creating the least amount of wind resistance during racing to lessen the metabolic toll (energy output) you need to make.  This can be done a number of ways, ranging from running in a group, to expensive time trial bike setups with "aerobars," "aero helmet," and race wheels.

Not. Aero.  At. All.
All-out Aero, equipped with the "alien head" helmet Rach loves so much.
(I may not be able to own one of these...)
Clearly, all this gadgetry is out of the question for me, so I tend to have my own personal solution: 

A Haircut.
Lowering my ears...
Rach laughing at my knobby head.  Mean...
I started doing this before races this year, with Rach's help.  She likes it because I am SUPER nice right before she does it, so she doesn't make any "mistakes".  I have been enjoying the 2 milli-second benefit I get for doing it, as well!  In all seriousness, I get more of a time savings benefit getting ready in the mornings than I do racing.  You can get that "just rolled out of bed" look by just rolling out of bed! So if you are looking to improve your "morning routine" times, I highly recommend it!!! 

Long run this weekend went well, although it took place on a treadmill.  Boo... I'm ready to see what I'm made of this Saturday at the Cerner 15K in KC! Info at that coming soon(ish)!

Thanks for reading!


ScottyB said...

Tricia calls them Storm Trooper helmets.

(and yes, I'm catching up on my blog reading list)

Rachel R said...

I'm not laughing at your knobby head! Simply laughing at you taking pictures of yourself via your phone into the mirror...