THIS WILL BE THE LAST TIME I EVER MENTION THAT KNEE INJURY
But! OMG, there is yet ANOTHER running race coming up. Sigh. When will this whole running "thing" ever end? Oh wait, never.
So this 10K on April 7th in Central Park will be my last stand alone running race until next Fall. Yeah yeah yeah, another running goal has hit the brain, and once it hits the brain, there is NO saying NO to that.
Wow, wasn't the title of this post supposed to be about cycling?
I have started to do lots of it, and will continue to do lots of it. My coach and I are on the same wavelength.
"In regards to bike strength – you are reading my mind Jon. My goal was to build up your run volume and pace through the winter, which we did, and then to focus more on your cycling through April and May. You will begin to see some changes in your plan weekly which should be fun for you."
Oh I asked for it! For this week's long ride:
"Sat: ride 4 hrs steady Jon, HR 125-140 on flats and 155-165 on hills, run 20 min brick HR 145-155"
And just like that, its time to start riding LONG.
And! I got me a new cycling gadget, since we ALL know that more gadgets = more speed.
Between my powerTap wheel, TT bike, and now Garmin Edge 800, I should be averaging, AT LEAST 50 mph on the bike now. Once my matching tri kit and matching aero helmet and matching calf AND! arm compression sleeves arrive, you will be looking at the first man to ever break 1 hour in the bike portion of a 70.3.
You should stick with me folks. I know what it takes! Besides, who needs to train when you can just buy all of the speed! Leg strength and endurance? PSsSSShhhh. That is sooooooooo 2011.