Good Morning ! Saturday was a great ride day. I had an awesome ride. We started in Old Colorado City in Colorado and rode up Hwy 24 to Woodland park for a total of 2000 ft elevation change in 14 miles. What a rush. My legs were burning like they have never burned before. What a workout. It took 1:15:00 to make it to the top.
After the ride I went down and picked up a bicycle computer from Performance Bike Shop. After comparing about 30 computers to each other I ended up with the CatEye Astrale 8. This computer is wired which I don't really mind but it does have the cadence feature that I love. The price was not that bad, on sale for 34.00. I got it put on Saturday Night and got to try it out this morning.
This morning I got in about 30 minutes of swim time in the pool. Thats right the 40 ft pool. The endless pool is still not ready. Nor do I expect it to be ready any time soon. I think I totalled about 800 yards this morning. Then I took off on the bike and got in a good 16 miles. My legs are getting stronger and my speed is getting faster. I tried to keep my cadence between 80 and 95 rpm. I have been getting up out of the saddle less and I have been working on speeding up after curves and at the top of hills.
Tomorrow is a rest day. I am getting a little nervous about this weekend. Not so much the swimming part but I am nervous about the swim start. I've never done a mass start so I do not know what to expect. Do I start at the back or on the side? I could use some hints here. I did take a look at the bike route and it will be a fast one. There are two uphills and two fast downhills. The course is on city streets and I did see a few potholes to contend with. The run will be great. It wraps around the lake and into the park. The crowds should be big. Got to go, Ciao!