Miles of Life ~ My life as a donut Kylie Donia

back in the saddle

September 17th, 2009 by

After a bit of a break after Barb’s, it is GAME ON for The Next Big Thing. Obviously my biggest focus is my swim, and then the bike. But don’t worry, I’m running, too 🙂 I love this stuff. I’ve had some awesome rides. Like hanging on through more of the speedy Saturday ride than almost ever before! And completely exploding and crawling my way home the last 20 or 25 miles — with my sweet husband tootling along next to me just because he likes me that much! And now I have a new goal on Saturday rides: Blow up. Last as long as you can, but don’t just get dropped, blow up or hang on. All or nothing, none of this “making sure you have enough left for the rest of the ride”. That isn’t the goal on Saturday. The goal is pain, and going harder than I thought possible. And trusting that I can do it.

The bike has also had some new toys: like an upgraded hub for my PowerTap so that it is ANT+, and a fun new Garmin GPS (for the bike and run, actually) that is just damn sexy! Thanks Wheelbuilder for your help!

Garmin 310xt

Garmin 310xt

The pool hasn’t been such a happy story. Two swims back and I’m begging the pool’s forgiveness for my lack of attention. Nothing drastically wrong with the swims, except the reminder that to feel good swimming I have to swim regularly! Got it, will do. I’m prepared to make my world have a faint smell of chlorine again.

And running, well, that is always awesome. But lately my legs just feel good, and I’ll take it.

Of course, there are little issues. My achielles is still a bit sore sometimes, and I think it is the bike. I have lowered my seat on the road bike a bit, and I think that has helped. I will need to check the setting on the tri bike once I get back on it.

4 Responses to “back in the saddle”

  1. collie says:

    Hey it’s warrior from Trifuel, how are you doing? llllloooooooooong time no hear. I hope all is well.

  2. kylie says:

    Good! How have you been? I’ve been reading over there some, but just haven’t been posting much. I’ve been crazy busy — buying a house!! 🙂

  3. tryscott says:

    Trifuelers want to know how TTT went. Well, at least I do. 🙂

  4. kylie says:

    Ok Scott I will try to write that up soon! I made notes so that I wouldn’t forget, but man I am not so good at keeping up here.

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