yes, i bought a bike… a real bike. now don’t get getting any ideas, i am NOT signing up for a triathlon. that would require learning how to swim.
i have been looking at bikes and thinking about them ever since chris got his. he always has so much fun and i always want to tag along. i have gone back and forth for a while but really didn’t want to spend a ton of money, plus when would i ride with all the running i do? then this week our friend’s wife was selling hers, it just happened to fit me perfect, and it was the right price. how could i not? i am really excited to have something fun and new to play around with.
this will be used in addition to my running and hopefully compliment it very nicely from what i hear. i might have to take an extra day off of running (run 5 vs. 6 days), but as long as i am doing something else physical i don’t really care, especially since i am in “off season” right now.
i went with chris to our friend’s house last night and did my first interval workout on the trainer – so fun! it’s going to be nice to have some cross-training to mix in that doesn’t require setting foot in a gym. i am excited for some new adventures and a little scared too, but definitely overall excited. now i just gotta learn how to ride this thing! (i know how to ride a bike, but i don’t know how to ride clipped in or all the rules, etc, but thankfully i have a great husband as my teacher, plus tons of other resources.)
this morning i got up for an easy 6 miler. i should have done some tempo miles but i wasn’t sure how my legs would feel after last night’s intervals so i just kept the pace on the easy end.
i also crossed the 1000 mile mark on my run this morning
6.2 miles/55:06/8:53 avg pace
this weekend i have a long run planned (~14 miles) then i get to spectate at chris’s next triathlon on sunday! he has been working his butt off and this will be his longest one to date (olympic) and last one before the big one this summer. i am so excited to see how he does.
good luck to all the racers and have a great weekend!