Following a great awesome weekend of racing and a rest day yesterday it was back to work this morning. I wanted to get in a swim/bike but the pool was taken over by the terrible and formidable water aerobics monster. So I changed my mind and decided to go on a longer bike ride.
Leaving from Canon City I negotiated through traffic and onto the backroads and headed out of town. My legs were feeling real good this morning. I am pleasantly surprised that my legs did not feel like crap after the weekend race. On the backroads I averaged about 22mph and felt great. I spent most of my time in my aerobars and just pushed my cadence to 80-90 for most of the ride. This is probably the best ride I have had since starting my training.
After reaching the town of Penrose I headed back to Canon City via the Hwy. However mother nature had some extra training planned for me. She decided, in her infinate wisdom, to give me a 5-10mph headwind. OOOOO what a load of fun that was. Even on the downhills I was unable to go faster than 11 mph. But she knew that adversity builds strong muscles and a strong mind, so with her help I was able to have a great training ride this morning. My legs are pretty tired right now. I have a little bit of cramping in my right foot from time to time. But I feel great that I was able to get this ride done.
Last night I went out to get the mail and had a great surprise. I recieved my traithlon scholarship check from The Kahuna and IronWil. I want to thank them for picking me for this honor. I will not let them down. This check will be used to pay for my entance into the Steamboat Springs Triathlon. I am soooo looking forward to my next triathlon, that will be the Rocky Mountain Games the 1st of August. The course will pretty much be the same as the one I did over the weekend, so I will be able to see any improvement made with another month of training. But Steamboat will be my longest swim in open water at 3/4 mile. That is alot of swimming for a newbie. There is much work to be done> Ciao!