It's been an expensive couple of days, I'll say that much. It started yesterday with needing new tires for my vehicle... $825 later, I have new tires. Ugh!
Then I had to find 10 speed Dura-ace bar end shifters for my bike, so it could be fixed before this weekend's training session. I can get through the week taking spin class for cycling, but going a weekend without a long bike, on my bike? No way.
T., my bike fix it guy, texted me before I left the bike shop and said I needed a new chain too... there I go, back into the store to spend more money.
He just texted me a little while ago that my bike is done and it "rides better than it ever did." I hope so! I"m so tired of problems. It ought to ride itself with a full tune-up, new shifters and new chain! :)
Tonight my Daughter is going to learn to ride her two-wheeler. One of my friends from the club is coming over. He swears he'll have her riding in an hour! He's as excited as she is. I have an hour run tonight, but I can't miss the biking session... so chances are that run won't be happening, but who knows.
Saturday is "Crazy Brick". We have these training challenges every 6 weeks, to help kind of gauge where we are at. Essentially we're doing a triathlon on Saturday! For those training for a half I have an hour long open water swim, a 2 hour bike at race pace, then a negative split run. Sounds like overkill, and it is, but it's good for the mind.
I need to workout my nutrition. I'll probably do my regular race day breakfast, plan a multi-hour bottle of Perpeteum & Water for the bike/run. I need to experiment with solid foods on the run. Seems like by the time I get to the run I'm at capacity for drinking another drop, and just feel like I'm going to vomit. Yuck.
Masters was good this morning. It was a challenging workout with 15x100's on my interval. Whew... I get tired thinking of it. At first I was going for 2:20/100m for my interval, but after I made the first 5 with more than 10 seconds to rest, I dropped to 2:15/100m. I made most of them, missed a few, but only by 3-5 seconds. I would love to do 2:15/100m at Redman. That would be a great improvement over last year's something like 2:35/100m. I know I'll be better. By how much? Is the question.
My surgery date was rescheduled to 7/12. I'm kind of thankful I don't have to wait until 7/22. I just want it done and over with!