Without a doubt, last week's training highlight was my first outing of the season on the tri bike. After a couple of years on a borrowed bike full of good karma, I was fortunate to invest in an entry level tri bike of my own last year. You will quickly learn that biking is my weakness if you check out a post on my tri training blog . It isn't that I have physical limitations to it- it's that I'm a chicken. I have a lot of technical cycling skills to develop and I need more confidence to stop doing things like feather the brakes the entire way down hills etc. All in time!
Last Saturday, the weather was beautiful and I got to head out on a training ride with a training buddy. I am always amazed at the different demands on the body between actual road cycling and spinning class. Despite regular spinning classes and/or use of my spinning bike all winter long, the first road ride of the season brings out aches and pains in muscles that I forgot were part of cycling. My neck ached from using the aero bars and those pesky hip flexors started to yell a little bit towards the end of the ride.
We rode just under 22 miles on the Olympic distance course of the upcoming MA State Triathlon. For me, that's a darn good first ride of the season!
In other training, I only headed out for 2 runs this week; one not so good and the other felt awesome and finished up just under 5 miles. Swimming has been neglected like my house plants this week (it's a work in progress) and I squeezed in couple of yoga workouts to round out with some strength and flexibility training. All in all, not a bad week! I hope you were able to get some healthy time for yourself this week too!