Yesterday was my first ride on my (NEW TO ME!!!) road bike.
12.8 avg mph
850 ft elevation
Being on this bike for the first time was difficult. The seat was not quite where I wanted it to be so I didn’t get the full power in my pedal strokes. I couldn’t figure out how to shift gears right away. I could but going down any hill I just coasted because I couldn’t get a high enough gear to pedal down it. Oh and my fingers hurt soo much! They were frozen the first 5 or so miles.
And then that damn snake at the very end…. I hate snakes with a firey heated passion. And it actually isn’t hate. It’s a phobia that is beyond a phobia. If there was a snake between my child and I… I can’t say that I would run towards my child. I would run the opposite direction and hope a nice bystander would help my child… It’s that bad. So needless to say that stupid bleeptiy bleeping DEAD snake on the side of the road had me in tears the last few miles of the ride.
BUT Overall I enjoyed myself. I am happy Mar and her husband were so helpful to help me get my bike ready. Mar also let me borrow a jacket of hers. I now want one just like it!
Dead snakes, sore arms, frozen fingers, short pedal strokes, wonky gear shifting. I loved (almost) every moment of it!
I kind of slacked last week with posting about my workouts… So I will try and catch up before this weeks workouts catch up to me!
Wednesday- I went to spin class and then ran 5ish minutes with Mar. Spin class was awesome! We got to ride at a 10! I wore my watch and HRM. I would like to figure out what my target rates should be… I hit 162 as my highest. But I have no idea what that means. I will do some research and try to figure out what I should know.
Thursday- Rest day. Was hoping to run but it rained. But I guess I kind of ran… I ran through the rain to grab the train, then off the train to the bus, the bus to dinner, dinner to the bus, the bus to the train, and then the train back into school.
Friday- Swim. 100 W/u, 10X75 20 seconds rest, 100 C/d total 950yds. Swim was awesome 9 out of 10 75’s! I was clocking in 1:20-1:25 75’s! I like that I am feeling fast and feeling strong. I know I’m not quite that fast… But eh it’s a start!
Week 4 Day 5 was a doozy while it was happening but looking back it wasn’t that big a deal! See the next post for my recap!