Crunch Time

I have not blogged anything recently because, frankly, the stress of living is over whelming me at times, but I will try to be better in the near future. I know all of you hang on my every word. 🙂

If you don’t follow my Facebook page (how DARE you) I will say now that I have bitten the final bullet and my bike is now equipped with Speed Play pedals. In addition to the cost I was always a bit scared of being attached to the bike, but after much reading and prodding from teammates about the added efficiency, and with only two weeks left before Triathlon #1, it was either now or never. Luckily I have benefactors which provided the equipment at no cost to me, other than my deep gratitude.

I used them the first time on Sunday, literally 2 hours after having them installed. It wasn’t that hard at all. Yes, I have to think about “unclipping” before stopping, but the actual ACT of clipping in and out wasn’t as hard as I expected it to be. The ride itself went VERY well. Did the most distance I have ever done, and the effort wasn’t as hard as before, so there might be something to this efficiency thing. 🙂

Did another run on Monday of 3 miles and set a new best in time by 2:30. Still slow but shin pain is gone (knock on wood). Got rained out of run today, but tomorrow is a major workout, with Open Water, 10 mile bike, and 5k run at Fort DeSoto Park (site of the triathlon). Should be a long, tiring, but essentially satisfying day.

2 thoughts on “Crunch Time

  • April 7, 2011 at 12:40 am
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    Hey KC …. sorry I missed your post until now. I had a full day of training and just got home. Flatwoods is still flooded but the gully is passable. Come in at the Morris Bridge entrance. It cuts off 4 miles from the loop so the usual mileage is off but we managed a 16 mile trip today. Hopefully a few more days, maybe by the weekend, and we will be good to go again.

  • April 6, 2011 at 7:55 pm
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    Hi JC, just stumbled on your blog via twitter. i was trying to see if i could find an update on the flatwoods river situation (HA!). May just end up riding in the hood this evening (Hunters Green). Good luck with all of your training for the tri coming up in 2 weeks.
    KC @ http://my140point6milejourney.blogspot.com/

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