Monday, June 1, 2009

The start of commuting

This summer I hope to start (and continue!) commuting by bike to work. I only live about 8 miles away so it should be easy right? This morning I awoke with every intention of riding with the local cycling club on their weekday rides (M, W, F @ 5:30 am they do 35 miles). I got dressed, got some food and got out the door with plenty of time to ride to the meeting place. I slowly made it about 1 mile from home and decided that there was no way I was going to keep up with the group for 90 minutes @ 20mph after Saturday's triathlon (report coming soon!!!), so I turned for home. After a few minutes checking email I figured I may as well head to work.

Dan and I went for an afternoon swim at the gym. It was unexpected for me, but good to get in the water and do some drills and 50m sprints to get the blood flowing.

The bike home was great. It was 85 degrees and sunny. What a treat! I had every intention of taking it easy on the way home, but the sun was tempting, so I pushed a bit. Turns out I made it home in record time. It feels good to know that I am progressing. Now I just have to get my endurance up for the Seattle to Portland in less than 6 weeks.

1 comment:

  1. Just came over here to thank you for your comment at Triaspirational - I've added your blog to my feed reader and look forward to following your training!

    It may be that you're already reading Wendy Buckner's main blog, which is very wonderful & often swimming-themed, but I get some good swim workout ideas from her workout blog also -

    And another site that has good swim workout ideas is this: