3 weeks down, 20 more to go! Hah! Seems like a long time but the last few weeks have gone by super fast and I have no doubt that summer training is going to fly by. Last week we increased my mileage a tiny bit and I’m pretty happy with how thing went.
Monday: 4 miles @ 8:27 min/mile
Wednesday: 7 miles @ 8:54 min/mile
Friday: 4 miles @ 8:32 min/mile
Saturday: MY FIRST “REAL” BIKE RIDE!
Sunday: 8 miles @ 8:53 min/mile
Total: 23 miles
So I don’t have much to say about my running miles except that they all felt really good and it was a nice change to run in some great temperatures. I’m enjoying working with Mat Nark and love that we use Final Surge. I talked a bit about this app here. Basically everything from my Garmin automatically gets uploaded to Final Surge and I can log on to add comments that get emailed directly to Mat. I also get daily emails with my scheduled workout for that day (as well as the next). This makes things super easy and convenient so I don’t have to keep looking at a calendar to remind myself how many miles I have to run on which days.
Now let’s talk about my RIDE! Guys, I was equally excited and nervous to head out on Saturday. Nervous mostly because of the whole clipping in and out situation. I was certain that I’d fall 100 times but the good news is, I only fell once. The way it happened was so silly too. I was only clipped in with one foot and so when I went to stop, I put the unclipped foot down and everything was great until I just unexpectedly lost my balance and tipped over. It was like slow motion. No serious injuries – just a couple of bruises and a banged up elbow! I jumped right back on and got the hang of riding with both feet clipped in. The riding part was nice and easy! How convenient would it be if we never had to stop? 😉 You cyclists make it look so effortless! I can’t wait until the day where I don’t have to concentrate so hard on my feet! The BF was really great at coaching me and giving me little tips along the way, all while running beside me on my bike. I felt like a kid learning to ride all over again!
All this practice was done on a pretty deserted path and I think it will be a little while until I am confident enough to ride on the road. Hoping the weather is decent this afternoon so we can head out again after my 4-miler! I’m really looking forward to improving and going on some long rides this summer.
Hope everyone had an awesome weekend…and if you’re Canadian, enjoy your holiday Monday!