Back in December Mike and I got our bikes from his parents for Christmas and they sat in our basement in their boxes until a few weeks ago. Then they sat some more after they were put together at a local bike shop until today!
To say that the bike leg is the one that I am the most nervous about is an understatement. Mike and I will obviously do fine at the running leg. We may be tired from swimming and biking first but we have a good enough base to get through it!
Swimming will be a piece of cake. We are former swimmers and once we get back in the pool consistently we will get back into shape in no time.
Biking is another story. I hadn't ridden a bike in 13 years and after our bikes were put together and I couldn't get on it, I was more than a little worried. I made Mike lower the seat and hoped for the best!
Today we rode around a local school's parking lot and a path that we run on occasionally. It is going to take some time to get used to switching gears and controlling everything from the handlebars, remember I haven't ridden a bike in a LONG time, but I think I will be fine! I am now convinced that an Ironman is in our future, most likely 2014. It. Is. Happening.
I have been working on our triathlon training program and so far our biking and brick workouts are set. I need to figure out how much we have to run in order to stay in shape for our half marathons and marathon (the last week of triathlon training is the first week of marathon training) and how much we want to swim. The swimming workouts seemed a little weak for us (based on a plan I found online) so we will probably increase the yardage.
March, so far
We are only doing a duathlon and sprint triathlon this year but next year's race calendar is going to be full of triathlons and the Musselman Triathlon (Half-Iron distance) is going to be our main event!
I can't wait to see how we develop as triathletes!
Has anyone else out there not ridden a bike in a long, long time?