Sunday, May 24, 2009

IM CDA week 23

1. Breaking up was very easy to do this time!
2. Steve Larsen- rest in peace.. 
3. Herds of cattle!

1. So as you know, my saddle has been causing me MUCH pain in the last few weeks. Not sure if it's because my body's changed or what but it has become almost unbearable! This past Tuesday in CT class, I would have gotten off the bike during CT class if it hadn't been for the thought of my coach's potential wrath had I gotten off. That day, I took my bike to Bike Nut and said to Alex, "I have to break up with him. It's not working out- AT ALL!" He starts cracking up as I decided to put my old Terry Zero back on. So far so good. I am experiencing another type of pain but it's feeling like nothing that Assos can't solve :-). 

2. The passing of Steve Larsen has shocked the triathlon and cycling sports community. It has also reminded me of how lucky I am to be able to swim, bike and run. To have the choice and ability to constantly push myself mentally and physically. Life is a journey of adventures to be experienced. I didn't know Steve Larsen personally but have heard of him and seen his name in race results. Reading his story, articles and interviews sends chills down my spine and brings tears to my eyes. Thank you Steve for reminding us to make it count. Thoughts to your family and friends. You can find another great tribute here to Steve Larsen.

3. It's Memorial weekend and I had some training to do! Saturday, I decided to head out early, like 7:30am early and I was glad that I did as groups of cyclists were out in full force almost like herds of fast moving cattle! Luckily, they were going the other way as I was returning from my ride. One of the herds however was out the same time I was and even asked if I wanted to hop on with their group. I asked them where they were going and the answer was, "Marshall Wall." I thought in my head, "I want nothing to do with any kind of walls right now!!" I graciously declined as I only had to go for 3 hours but thanked them for the offer. After all, it was very kind of them to extend the offer to some gal on a TT bike! Perhaps, I'll see them again next time and will indeed hop on, hopefully I'll be on my roadie and feel more in place!

As I sit here typing, everything waist down is aching after my 2 hr 15 min run this morning after a 1.5 hr easy spin on the bike. Tomorrow is a HUGE day! 3 hour bike to Novato, 2 hour swim with coach finish that up with a 3 hr bike back home! I'll say it now- OUCH!

Workout Summary-
Swim- 2 hours and 5 minutes
Bike- 7 hours and 45 minutes
Run- 6 hours and 45 minutes
Total workout- 17 hours and 21 minutes

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