Tuesday, June 30, 2009

London

Made it here safely, but with no vim left to fit in a swim - slightly devastating double whammy of very early morning departure Monday from Grand Cayman plus overnight flight from Miami....

Am instead having triathlon-related pondering (I think the number of hours per day that I spend thinking about triathlon would strike most people as singularly bizarre and counterproductive): it might be that I should sign up for one of these rides. I am tempted by the century, since I would like to get one under my belt this season before tackling Iron-distance training next year, but the 75-mile route could work also - it's three weeks before my early October race, so it would be a very good long ride, and a relatively manageable and safe way for me to get a bit more comfortable riding around New York.

Any thoughts? (Unfortunately I can't do the NYCC Escape New York ride, as it's the same day as the Little Red Lighthouse swim. I think I will be out of town for various August ride possibilities - the other thing I see, alas, is the same day as the Bassman race - a traffic-free century ride in NYC (the NYC MS fund-raiser) - almost too good to be true, I really wish I could do it! I do not like asking people for money, but on the other hand you only have to raise $250, I can always just write a check myself, and it is in a very good cause - might be I can do it next year...)

5 comments:

Spokane Al said...

It sounds like you have the swim down. Now the bike should be the priority. You need those long rides with some bits of higher intensity thrown in throughout the ride.

Brent Buckner said...

Building your bike for the century ride might grab a little too much from your other training to hit your fall goals; 75 seems like a good notion.

(I didn't get a century ride done until 5 weeks before my first iron-distance tri.)

Wendy said...

Sounds like you're developing a bike plan!

Black Knight said...

Enjoy the long bike rides. Anyway I like a lot the pictures of the ocean.

ShirleyPerly said...

I think you'll have plenty of chances to ride 100+ miles when you're actually doing iron training. 75 mi sounds better to me 3 weeks before another race.