Monday = Rest Day
Tuesday = 1900 m Swim
Wednesday = 18 mile Ride then drop of bike at shop for tune up
Thursday = 4 mile Run
Friday = 2000m Swim
Saturday = 35 mile Ride
Sunday = 7 mile Run
Well, Mother Nature had other plans for Tuesday's swim. We had some big storms roll through starting around 4pm that lasted a few hours. So no swim for me. I thought about riding on the trainer but that really wasn't appealing to me so I parked it on the couch for the evening. Something about the rain makes me want to curl up on the couch & read a book or in this case my new Triathlete magazine followed by 3 hours of TDF watching.
I woke up Wednesday feeling crazy guilty for taking an extra rest day! I was amazed at how much it bugged me. I really needed to get my swim in on Wednesday since I had another planned swim on Friday. Swimming 2 days in a row isn't a good thing with my shoulders. I also knew I needed to take my bike in for its annual tune up. If it wasn't shifting so poorly I would have waited. I dropped off my bike Wednesday knowing I wouldn't be able to pick it up until Friday.
|Still love the kick stand!|
|Equus Run Winery|
I started the ride & immediately felt how different the bike felt. My quads were really working. By mile 4 I contemplated turning right instead of left to cut the ride short but quickly decided against it. I mean, it wasn't hard I just felt different muscles working. That's a good thing, right?
In no time I was at Equus Run & the turn around. I was certainly climbing slowly plus I noticed that my bum was getting sore which surprised me. I guess it makes sense since the ride is so different between the two but still surprised me nonetheless. I managed to make it back to Masterson station just before 7PM.
Here is the comparison stats between tonight's ride & last weeks ride
AVG Moving Speed 16.2 mph 13.5 mph
Max Speed 29.9 mph 26.4 mph
AVG Heart Rate 153 140
The Fuji ride felt a lot harder on my legs but I wasn't breathing hard at all. I didn't attack the hills either week. I agree with the referenced blog post that the dusty bike in my garage makes me work harder but I don't think I am any lazier for it. I am a lot faster & I can run off the bike a heck of a lot easier with Jake!
Tomorrow night I pick Jake up. Fuji is back collecting dust in the garage until next time.
|Jake in Atlanta|