Thursday, April 16, 2009


(To be said with a little sing-song tone in your voice.) That is the only way I can describe my bike ride with MS this afternoon. Let me back up to yesterday.

Yesterday I was a slug. 

I didn't do a damn thing. Oh, wait, I did some core work late in the evening and even cut that short because I wasn't into it. To make up for my slug-itude I was determined to do my usual run and bike outside for the first time. 

Done and done! The run this morning was mile repeats. We rocked 'em. They were about 20 seconds faster than we anticipated and we were very consistent. It felt great and we are feeling much more confident about our training. 

This afternoon I met MS at her house and we hopped on the Three Rivers Trail (or at least I think that's what it's called) and headed west. We had a little headwind, but we also had 65 degrees and sun. It was was GLORIOUS! We were totally cruising along - I was holding about 20 mph with little effort and it felt so good to be actually going somewhere rather than peddling in place. We got to the end of our loop where we do hills. We decided to just do one set as it was our first time out. I actually felt good. I am super excited about biking this year. 

On our way back we caught up with a bike cop who was riding our trail. We started chatting and ended up cruising back with him. He was really nice and entertaining and I think he was happy to ride with somewhat normal people. 

(Not actually the guy we rode with.)

So the ride didn't end up super fast, but that really doesn't matter. It was so nice to be out and spinning the wheels. Just a really fantastic time. 

I have to say this as well. I LOVE my bike setup this year. The new seat and the adjustments I made to my aero bars make it heaven to ride. I really felt like I could ride forever. It really helps that I spent way more time in the saddle this off season than last, so I am sure that has a lot to do with it. I hope this is a good omen for the rest of the season. I am excited for my next ride. Whee!


BreeWee said...

ha ha, slug-i-tude, love it! I love new words like that... bike cop is hilarious, maybe I will find one here. AND stoked about your bike fit, makes the bike WAY better...

happy training and get that core work done next time!! ha ha


Totally know what you mean about slugitude.

I did absolutely nothing on Wednesday.

Big swim workout, and a run workout yesterday.

Wishing for sun this weekend. Maybe I should go to Hawaii. Maybe I could stay with Bree? I could babysit while you train?

Mary said...

What a way to start off a Minnesota outside bike season. We couldn't have asked for better weather. Thanks for letting me draft.

You do realize...we will be in the lakes soon enough.

Natalie said...

Yes, you were the Todd I was referring to. I fixed it to read t-odd so the confusion would be gone (since I did mention another Todd earlier in the post).

I have the slugitude today...I still haven't gone on my run and now my hubby's home. So we'll see if it ever happens.