Second Bike Ride A Success

Ok this Triathlon thing is seriously addictive.

Just got back from my second bike ride. I was going fast, not checking my watch, just enjoying the ride around the neighborhood and my new found confidence on the bike (which I love love love!!). I got home, and realized I had done EIGHT miles! Tag another 4 miles onto that and that’s the Sprint bike distance! WHAT?!?! Screw the Try-A-Tri – Sprint Triathlon here I come!!

A few things to work on – hand position/sore wrists, and tension in my quads. My hands felt like mush when I was done, I could barely hold the bike to lift it onto my back deck. I’m sure there’s a “good” way to hold the handlebars, and until I am confident enough to get into aero position I’m going to have to find it. I still have to work on taking one hand off the bars while riding before I even consider aero bars (yum). And then there’s my legs…when I stopped pedaling I was squeezing every muscle in my legs! RELAX! I don’t know if I had to feel so clunky when I got off the bike afterwards, I have way more tension that I ever need while I relearn how to do this. But 10 miles an hour is not bad for a second ride, and I found my favorite gear! 🙂

This morning I also went for a 1km swim, took a little over half an hour in the pool. I have a swim cap now ($4!) and it helps remind me to keep my head down. I love that I can give my legs a bit of a rest and focus on my not-so-strong upper body and core in the water. I stop after each lap still, but I am getting faster at catching my breath and a little speedier with each lap. Till I get water up my nose then I flail and sputter lol…

I am desperate to keep moving lately. Cross training has made a monster out of me. I want to go for a run right now, in fact (I do feel like I’m neglecting my favorite sport)…I’m going to hold myself back, take a shower, and eat some food. This addiction, as healthy as it appears, is beginning to consume me! I LOVE IT!!!! I’ll keep it in check, stay in touch with family and friends, and avoid becoming a training recluse…but I make no apologies for the Half Ironman training I’m planning for next year, and possibly changing my Ironman finish goal to age 40…


About Fjola Melody

Yogi, DJ, runner, cat lover, coffee drinker! Oh ya and the occasional beer. Life is good!

Posted on July 16, 2016, in Tri Training. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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