It has again been too long since I’ve updated this blog. I have been dutifully riding my bike and running, and it’s been great! I just rode my longest and fastest ride this morning – about 20 miles, at about 16 miles per hour. Pretty cool. My legs are letting me know about it, too.
Last week I rode home from work. 16 miles, at 15.5 mph. That was nice. It was scary riding in traffic, but most of my route had bike lanes. I almost fell for the first time, at an intersection. I was slowing to a stop, unclipped my left foot, and decided to let my momentum take me a bit further. Well, I went a bit further, but then started leaning to the right. It was too far to the right, and I knew I couldn’t get going back the other way, so I frantically clipped my right foot out. It didn’t want to at first, but I got it out, and saved myself from a fall. Whew!
I’ve been thinking, and I realized that I haven’t posted a picture on here yet. So I’ll give you a picture. One of me and my bike, on the first day I took it outside.
So there I am, in my Shamrock Shuffle shirt, ready to ride. It was a beautiful day, and a beautiful ride.
Okay. About the triathlon. It’s getting closer. July 15th. I haven’t registered yet – that will be in a couple weeks. But next week I’m going to start following a six week training schedule that is in Eric Harr’s book Triathlon Training in Four Hours a Week. I can’t wait. It’s almost here.