Today I woke up to find out I had done yesterdays workout incorrectly. I rode my indoor trainer and told Chris so. He sent me a note saying the Big Gear Spin Up workout was not meant for indoors. I can't seem to do anything right.
My workout for today was a three hour Z2 ride with nothing sustained over Zone 2.
Instead I went the other way, reflecting on the fact that training for triathlon is a mostly solitary endeavor for me. Something I say often to myself is, "You train alone. You race alone."
Look what I passed on the way back. Horseys!
As I'm riding out there or swimming or running and it gets uncomfortable, I'm reminded that whatever discomfort I may feel is necessary in order to get better. During yesterdays Big Gear Spin Up workout, I was hurting during the last fast cadence set just before the twenty second sprint. I remembered my coach telling me that this is "the suffer" part. The part outside your comfort zone where all the real living/progress happens.
I got back just as the sun set and felt great but hungry. Can't wait to ride this route again. Until tomorrow my friends.