Monday, July 9, 2012

Just entering the tunnel ........but I do see light!

This week actually felt like a week of tri training!  I may not have had the intensity or distance but I did 4 runs, 3 bikes and 2 swims. In my world that is triathlon training.  So I am once again entering the tunnel and it is a long one but I do feel like I can glimpse some light!  

I already wrote about my initial bike rides which were pretty tentative.  Today I got up and ran 8 first and can I say the temperature could not have been more perfect! What a day! 
Heading up the mountain for the beginning of my ride.

 Then I took a little break and headed out to bike. I had thought I would do the same 10 I did on Friday but right away I could feel some improvement with the whole riding with a splint thing.  It felt fairly comfortable so I changed my mind about where I was going and decided to do a loop I love that I had not done all year on my road bike because a lot of it is dirt.  It is a fairly challenging loop - quite hilly and riding on it made me feel I was really accomplishing something in the training department.  I wasn't setting any speed records but I had a great time.  The temperatures continued to be perfect and I found myself stopping and taking pictures - always a sign of a good ride for me.  
Now on the dirt road getting closer to the mountain.

I did find when I was going down hills that I have one foot in the Better Safe Than Sorry Camp as I used my brakes for most of the hills.  If I had both feet in I guess I would have been home rocking on the porch. 
This picture and the one below are heading down into town
and the views are great.

Getting more comfortable with the spint/bike thing.

Just happy to be out here.


Teamarcia said...

Haha! Stay out of that cemetery will ya? Glad to hear things are progressing nicely and the 'light' is in sight. Gorgeous scenery.

HappyTrails said...

So GLAD you are close to exiting the tunnel and so glad you are able to get out and still enjoy the activities you love! You live in such a beautiful area - we always enjoy seeing the lovely scenery pics! Thanks for sharing them!

Katie said...

so glad to see you moving and shaking again!!

Molly said...

Happy to see that you're back to business!! Keep healing! : )

On the Right Track said...

Ah...the light is always a good sign!!! keep moving toward it, but don't rush it right?

You look like a pro riding with that splint on! And, it looks like you got some greeat training and mileage in this week...Awesome!

so pretty where you are, makes for beautiful runs and rides I am sure!

Darlene said...

You are doing great!! So impressed.

Kate Geisen said...

This makes me so happy to read...and you're training circles around me! I take a lot more pictures when I'm feeling good than not, too. :)

Ransick said...

Nice solid week of training!

Char said...

It's so good to hear that the cycling's getting more comfortable. You'll just get stronger and stronger.

Fran said...

Beautiful area, what a joy to ride your bike there.

Kandi said...

Your week sounds like tri training to me!!
Beautiful bike ride. Glad you are getting more comfortable with your splint. It will be off before you know it.