Nick

Kara

9.08.2011

Spinning improvements and duathlon

When I was training for the sprint triathlon in April, I started taking spin classes. Little did I know all classes were different and I was taking a pretty bad class that wasn't making me work hard enough.  At my first spin class, which I really did not like, I biked 11.9 miles in 42 minutes - about 17 mph pace.  Leading up to the Philly tri, I think I was on my bike about 3 times. Yikes! Training for this one focusing more on the bike, I've been out 1 or 2 times a week on my bike and to one spin class. It was toned down in early August to one outside bike and one spin class a week, but I'm still way more prepared than I was for June.  Now I can bike 21mph in spin class, yipee! I wish I could do that on the road - I'm still around a 14/15 mph pace. I'm hoping I see some good improvement on the bike course!

I found out today that due to the insane rain we have been having and crazy flooding my race on Sunday is now bike 40k, run 10k. Kind of disappointing when you do all that training and want to compare your times, but what can you do? The swim portion, even though it's a strong one for me, still gave me a partial heart attack at my first open water swim triathlon in June.

6 comments:

  1. Aw, that is too bad about the changes for this weekend. Make the post of it and put those stronger spinning legs to work!

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  2. I read about the flooding; it's wise of RDs to alter the course for the safety of participants. BUT, that does kinda suck for you!

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  3. i bet your cycling will be much faster!!

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  4. Good luck and have fun. It's always disappointing when the swim gets cancelled but with all the flooding I think you're just lucky that this race is still happening.

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  5. Good luck. I hope you get to say "on your left" a lot :-)

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  6. i can't believe they cancelled the swim. as much as i don't enjoy that part, it would crush me after putting in all that work. thankfully they didn't cancel it for my 70.3 this past wknd!!

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