Hello to the two or three people that read this blog :P
Long time no blog. I started a new job and I've been really busy lately. My training has been going pretty well.
Yesterday I did 42 miles on the bike (on the Columbia Triathlon course, which is known for its hills), followed by a 3 mile run. I met a guy while I was biking who gave me great tips on my form. He reminded me that my power comes from my hips and to think pull-up-push-down. He also gave me advice on shifting gears going up hills. It's nice to be part of such a friendly triathlete community. I need to figure out nutition on the bike. I brought along a cliff bar and a peanut butter sandwhich, but I was really crampy. I drank water and gatorade. Ideas? I might go to shot blocks and sport beans, but the sugary-ness of those kind of gross me out. I guess I could do GU, but I'll do that on the run, and if I'd rather not eat that many GUs.
This morning I did a 45 minute run with 45 sec. strides every 10 minutes. I am not a big fan of summer running in Baltimore, but you get up early and do what you gotta do. This afternoon I had an easy mile swim (appx 32 minutes) at the pool.
I've been feeling more positive about my training lately. I'll be out of town this week for a work conference, but I'll be dragging all my gear and hope to get in as many workouts as possible.