So, phase 1 of triathalon training is to get comfortable riding a rode bike. A friend from work lent me a Bianchi rode bike. I had to get new pedals for it last weekend because I'm not quite ready to have my shoes clipped into the bike pedals. Maybe that will come. Then I had to start riding the bike. People always use the phrase "just like riding a bike" to describe something that should be rote muscle memory. Something you haven't done in years, but that comes back to you immediately when you try again. I am here to tell you IT ISN'T QUITE THAT EASY. It is going to take some work for me to get really comfortable on this bike. So, that is phase 1 of triathalon training. Oh yeah, and to continue to build up my cardio toleranace. On that note off to the gym I go.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Just like riding a bike
I'm one week into having committed to this triathalon thing and the training has begun. As I said before, I'm confident I can handle the swim. The run will be rough because it is last, and 4 miles is pretty much the longest I've run. So I definitely have to work up my running tolerance... However, I haven't been on a bike in years.