This is the first time I’ve been on my bike since the crash. Having to spend $300 on new tires, just really seems wrong when I can get a new road bike for just a little more money. Oh well, such is life in this sport of triahthlon. I decided to go for a much longer ride to give the tires a good testing out. The tires did well enough, but for some reason they are not holding air.
I felt a little exhusted on the run as I did not properly fuel myself. Correction, I did not fuel myself at all. Nor did I hydrate properly during my ride/run brick. I’d say the perfect scenario for heat exhaustion or cramping. Like I said, I felt really underpowered on the bike ride, and even when I had the chance to stop and hydrate I didn’t. For some strange reason, I just didn’t feel like stopping.
I really didn’t plan or running off the bike, but a last moment of inspiration told me to go for a three mile run after my 40 mile bike ride. Going for a run, turned out to be a bad idea as there was little shade from the now blazing sun and I still hadn’t hydrated myself. My poor training decisions finally caught up with me and I started cramping and getting light headed. I survived the run, but I was really tired and weak. Next time, I will make sure I have my nutrition and hydration in order before I go train, or I may have to skip the days training.
South Beach Triathlon is around the corner, and I’m excited to hang out with Frank for his first triathlon.