Has-Been Ironman competitor makes his was back to being fit and accomplishing lofty goals :)
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
You know when bedtime is approaching but you need to work on something that'll only take 20 minutes but you hesitate to start? Well I didn't hesitate, and sure enough it took more like 200 minutes. What started as an easy aerobar swap turned into an all night adventure. The cables had to be re-routed, the shifters ripped apart since they were now being mounted 'upside down'. The routing on the new bars was nothing like the original so I had to make it all fit. I think I got to bed around midnight.
Oh did I mention our parts arrived? Yup, we got our new toys last night. Everything to build Mrs LoTC carbon bike up, and a few goodies for myself. I'll post pictures tomorrow - I forgot to upload them.
So I spent the entire evening tinkering on the bikes and then I went for a swim. Yes, it was valentines day and I didn't get to cuddle with the wife. We did get to spend some brief time covered in grease together while preping the build. But still, she deserves better! I have to work late tonight so I won't even see her, then I spend the next couple of nights training to make up for a missed session this morning since I slept in after a late night wrenching. Yah, you can say it - Husband fail. I didn't even get her a card. Again.
My swim was fantastic though! I throttled up enough to get the heartrate going and had some fun. That was a quality session. I think my swim has improved a notch. I've been playing with perceived exertion and pace to get a feel for how quick I should be going. Ever since Matty-O mentioned he was doing 1:30min/100m blind folded with one hand tied behind his back, I've been testing myself to see where I stand. I am definitely happy with my progress!