March 13, 2013 243.6 lbs
Today my workout was an easy Z2 ride for one hour. I was originally going to run it but my ankle is still too sore to score!
California Triathlon club kit, (outfit) from Voler. So the first thing I do, like anyone else, I look up to see if anyone saw me. Sure enough, a guy was getting into his car when he saw my impromptu figure skating routine and ass plant. He stood there, eyes and mouth wide open just staring for an awkwardly long moment, then turned and got into his car. I carefully, got up and grabbed my water bottle trying not to think about what it may have rolled over. A hand sanitizer bath later and it was time to get to Chandler Bike Path.
When I arrived at the bike path, there was a nice couple at the trail head so I recruited them to take a picture. Every picture I post of myself I am embarrassed. But I have to embrace the reality of my weight as this blog is not only a daily log of my journey but a means to keep me honest. As I was heading out the door in my new kit, my wife tells me, "You look like your lower half is thinner." Great. . .
Triathlon Lab made yesterday were obvious. The gear shifting was crisper and the brakes were both smoother and quicker. The new gear cassette a Shimano Ultegra CS-6700 11-28T was smooth and the new, larger gears made a difference. However, I still need to ride a bigger hill to really try them. So far, so good! A well adjusted bike makes a certain sound when you ride it. It's funny, as I drove to the path, I noticed that the bike wasn't rattling in the back of my car like usual. Mental note, get the bike adjusted on a regular basis.
At one point, all the sudden the sprinklers kicked on. A sign that I was out later than usual. Overall, a very easy ride. My only issue was feeling the spicy Indian food I had for dinner! Mental note, avoid spicy Indian before a workout.
Tomorrow I have a "brick" workout, swimming and more easy biking. Until tomorrow my friends.