Training Update 3/19

It has been a while, so I just wanted to post an update to let you all know I’m still alive and kicking. Training has been a roller coaster ride over the past few weeks. There have been a few weeks when I’m feeling great, running fast, and really have my swim stroke dialled in. Other weeks I feel run down and struggling to get through the workout, especially the advanced boot-camp type class I’ve been taking once a week in the morning. That kicks my butt every time.

I finally purchased a road bike back in February, opting to purchase a nice but used bike sight unseeen on eBay. I got a pretty good deal on the bike, though it been a little more expensive than I was originally planning; I need to replace the seat post, handle bar stem, rear tire, and chain among other things. Still, I’m pretty happy with it so far. It’s also nice to no longer sound like a jet engine starting up at the group trainings due to the knobby tires on my mountain bike making a racket on the trainer.

The weather was quite brutal up until about two weeks ago. It seemed like every Saturday was cold, windy, and usually snowy. That changed 180º this past weekend with temperatures in the 60’s and sunny skies. I almost didn’t know what to do with myself. Next weekend we will have our first practice tri and start biking outdoors instead of on the trainers.

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