I put in a couple of workouts this week. Monday evening I swam with Liesbeth and Karin again. It was a hot day and I was very tired after work, but the pool was very refreshing. Since I hadn’t really swum in two weeks, I felt very strong and enjoyed it thoroughly. For some more fun I even did some laps with flippers, and the leg-float-thing.
Tuesday night I rode out with the Cyclo Bellas from the top of Edworthy Park, up through Cougar Ridge and out onto the west-facing slopes on the edge of town. There was a really big hill climb (which we prefaced with an exhilarating downhill), but I didn’t have to walk any of it. I felt kind of old and slow, creaking up behind the pack, but then, I’m used to bringing up the rear at run club – this wasn’t much different.
The ride was a great workout. I wouldn’t have pushed that hard or tackled that kind of ride on my own this week, so it was good to have the group for inspiration and confidence. I learned that descending while braking, signaling, and turning left even in light traffic is a tricky feat of concentration and coordination on a road bike. No wipeouts, though.
I’m going to see if I can get someone to tweet updates during my race, so if you think of me and are on-line Sunday morning, check my blog sidebar, facebook or twitter page and cheer me on!