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First leg-stretcher of the year

Old 03-18-12, 03:29 PM
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First leg-stretcher of the year

My only other rides this calendar year have been a couple of commutes to WW meetings in January and February, so I was looking forward to a chance to stretch my legs in the freakishly warm weather here this afternoon. I did a 27.2 mile loop with a few small hills in the latter half. And I mean small. Plus 15-mph head winds for over half of the ride. Total time was 1:45:26, with average speed at about 15.4. And now I'm toast, and still have yard work to do this evening.

Between this morning's 2.5 mile run, followed by some weight lifting, then the afternoon ride and the upcoming work in the yard, I don't think I'll have a hard time getting to sleep tonight, unless the kitten we're babysitting decides to be a pest.

I did learn today that I might not die doing a triathlon, if the transitions are 3 hours long and include a nice breakfast.
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The transitions? Like time between running, swimming and riding? Didnt think they had transitions.

Great ride my friend.
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Sounds like you had a busy day.

You will need to go back to work just for the rest.
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I've been itching to get out for a long ride. I was planing my first 20 miler the other day but got caught up in the weather and ended up at a friends house for a bit longer than I expected. Had to get a ride home so I would be there before my kids got off the school bus. I ended up at 8 miles with a 14.2 average. Not bad considering that was my first ride of the year. Still saddle sore, so it's probably a good thing I didn't go the 20 I planned
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It's a great time of year. Love being able to get out on longer rides without freezing.

We've had a light winter, so the miles haven't been too hard to find this year. But, I loved getting out Saturday wearing sunscreen rather than a jacket.
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Originally Posted by chefisaac
The transitions? Like time between running, swimming and riding? Didnt think they had transitions.
Gotta shed the wetsuit and don helmet and riding shoes and grab the bike (transition 1), then swap all that stuff for running shoes (transition 2). They're usually shorter than 3 hours.
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Makes my 13 mile first ride of the year seem...short! But I was on a SS mtb on a canal path with my girlfriend, and it was 75 in NY state, in MARCH! I'm not complaining
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