Anyway, if chose a discipline where I could improve the most and make up the most time in a race... it would have to be the bike! How do you improve on the bike? You get in the saddle for extended periods of time. You can also go ride with guys that are much stronger cyclists and try to keep up. I went on my first official "group" ride yesterday. I use the term "group" loosely b/c there were only 4 guys including myself. I guess that still a group... just a small one. Anyway, I headed out with Scott, (tri-bud), Ken (hubby of Coach Gina), and Erich (young buck and future world champion). All these guys can kick my arse on the bike... which is kinda the point for me. I don't want to go out and be stronger than everyone... I want to be the guy that's working himself until he pukes to keep up. We didn't go out and hammer... but we did climb 3 significantly long and steep hills... which is where everyone seems to pull away. So this morning I sit here with fatigued legs but also with the knowledge that I made some good bike fitness gains. Good times good times.
Total Time: 02:34:55
Total Distance: 42.25 miles
Avg HR: 151
In other news... did you guys know that I have an identical twin? Well I do! And guess what? He's comin for a visit today! YES! You can imagine the claziness that will ensue and I'll do my best to keep you up to date as things develop. He also completely stresses me out! I'll not go into detail but... yeah... it's not always happy happy joy joy if you know what I mean.
Breathe... breathe very very deeply... and while you're at it... breathe a little extra for me.