Or really part 2 since I've got the running part down. I just need to get it down after riding a bike. Oh yeah, and swimming (shudder)
I went for a ride yesterday, armed with my cerebral warriors. I've ridden at most four miles at this point, but most of those miles have been broken up into segments with my youngest; so really, the most I've ridden for real is three miles. I would do four solid miles, and call it a day.
I'm still not really comfortable on the bike. In fact, I'm really uncomfortable. My arms get tired very quickly; and when I reach for my water bottle, I swear I'm going to fall.
But I'm hearing in my head that I've got this, so I ride. I would really like to know what my rpm's are since that is what we went by in Spin class. I never thought to check the mph on the machine. But I know that "flat road" (which is 90 rpm's) is supposed to be what you could just do all day long, and I'm sure I'm nowhere near that.
In my head, I had a route mapped that would get me to the four miles. It was my regular loop in the back of the neighborhood followed by a loop in the front of the neighborhood. To get to four I would have to do the front loop twice. As I got to the back, I heard a voice that said, "Go around again!" So I turned right and went back into the neighborhood again for a total of 5.6 miles; half of what I will have to do in the tri. I tried to maintain my 11 mph pace, and for the most part I did. Then as I was in my last mile, I looked down and I was actually in the 12.2 zone. Still, My Fitness Pal calls this speed "light" cycling. Probably because they're assholes.
Oh well. I am willing to come in last on this one. Because even though the voices are on my side at this moment, I know I'm still in over my head.
But I know how to tread, so I'm good.