Thursday, April 24, 2008

Moving On

With the first race out of the way it's time to get down to business. And the business for Tuesday was recovery. We had a nice recovery ride at Bennett park after work. It was nice to go out and take it easy. I think with the in race saddle adjustments my saddle was moved from its prime position and stressed my knees. They weren't real happy on Monday and Tuesday but their getting better everyday. When I say I get a little dizzy riding at Bennett I think it's easy to see why when looking at the GPS info from Tuesday's ride.

Last night the recovery continued. We took the dogs to the dog park and let them wear each other out. It's amazing how much better they act off the leash.

Tonight we're going back out to Bennett after work. If the weather holds out we're going to pre-ride Fort Custer, the site of our next race, Saturday. And Sunday I'm going to run in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. It's been 15 years since I ran my one and only 5K. 15 years must be the statue of limitations on the memory of the misery I had during the first. I hate running, I get horrible shin splints and it seems so unproductive when riding a bicycle is so much faster. But it's one of the only true ways I can gauge my fitness. I can't use times on the bike because as my fitness gets better so does my skill. So if I do two 5k's, one early and one late, with no running in between I should have a fairly accurate picture of the gains I've made over the season.

Two weeks from today you'll find me back at Capt Tony's. I can't wait.



Andrea said...

Bring on the pirate punch!

Anonymous said...

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