Swim-BIKE - Part II
. . . . that run home from the beach left me pretty puffed. I’m not sure if I was pushing too hard at it, if the swim was tougher than it seemed (especially the last 40 yard, being chased by a jelly fish!), or if running in a wetsuit is just harder than it looks (like walking and chewing gum, but with more rubber).
Anyway, when I did get home, the wetsuit came off pretty easily (Bodyglide), and once I’d got my bike gear on (I’d just kinda got it out, rather than laying it out like in a real transition), I felt better, and ready to roll.
This was my second outing on my new tri bars, and having discovered that the wide posture on my Sturdy Commuting bike was more of a problem for my shoulder than the narrow position on the road bike & aero bars, my plan was to keep down and tucked for about half the ride, and on the ‘hoods for the rest. The other part of the plan was to take my drinks every ten minutes, and not to blow up.
And it went pretty well. I’d adjusted the tri-bars since Sunday, moving the elbow rests back and in a little, which seemed pretty comfortable - more support up toward my shoulders, and easier to let my elbows take the weight as I flattened by back out.
In fact, it went so well that by the time I got home . . . I thought . . .
“What the heck, a run would be good for a cool down, wouldn’t it?“
- Type: Cycle
- Date: 08/15/2007
- Time: 18:15:00
- Total Time: 00:40:30.00
- Distance: 13.2 miles
- Average Speed: 19.56 mph
- Max Speed: 37 mph
- Average Cadence: 101
- Max Cadence: 130