My training has been anything but short and sweet. As a matter of fact my workouts have been long and salty. This is my second week where I am scheduled for about twenty hours of workout time, which means closer to thirty hours devoted to training. Some crazy volume out there folks and my legs are feeling it. I am pretty sure I eclipsed the 20 mile mark somewhere on my weekend trail run. By the way, doing mile repeats has to be a creation of the devil; I was scheduled for 10 x 1 mile and somehow got through them. (And no my coach is not the devil; just some tough love from him.)
Since I have already signed up for an open water swim "race" and an Olympic Tri this weekend, my coach wants me to get in a 5 hour ride on Thursday or Friday. Uh, well he understands I have two papers due Friday at 17:00. So his advice is do as much as you can.
So thanks for all your thoughts about my bike and my knee issues steming from my biking. I think my knee pain was coming from my saddle tilt. But it only flared up twice on rides longer than 50 miles. I feel fine on my shorter rides. I got through 60 miles okay on Sunday. We'll see what happens on my next long ride.
As for the bike components, I have drafted a few posts about my bike. By the way, while democracy is a great thing, this corner of blogland is a monarchy. And I already have a nice older set of wheels that I use for racing.
And I finally got myself a tri specific wetsuit. I tried it out last night; I still don't feel fast, but the swimming did feel easier. Now if only I can get out of that damn thing without losing too much time or worse yet falling on my face in T1.
Time to start thinking about TG-51. (The link is a pdf file. Go there if technical reading helps your insomnia)
By the way, I got a kick out of the frozen furby. I was throwing some ice in my aunt's freezer and what do I see: a furby snickering back at me. Later my aunt told me that she thought that thing was too noisy so she put it in the freezer.
Have a happy hump day!!!