Monday, July 2, 2012


Yesterday's ride was particularly uncomfortable. Not necessarily because I was "killing it" - far from it. My hour at Ironman pace on the bike felt more like an hour at Olympic distance effort. There are days when the legs just do not want to ride a bicycle. So rather than focusing on how uncomfortable I was, I let my mind wander back to kayaking last week. Distractions. They work for me. I can be riding along at I-want-to-puke pace and if I can notice the flowers beside the road or something that makes me happy, I tend to forget how my body feels. At least for a moment.

Warm and sunny, but not too hot.

I didn't paddle much.

Summer at its best.


Kiet said...

Great pics, so nice to diverge from the swim, bike, run routine!

Jason said...

That picture reminds me of a horror not the one with your feet but the one under the bridge.....

Yes distractions distractions distractions.

Today I rode my typical 30 mile route on Monday and about half-way through I thought I could set a PR on the route and turned it up. My focus was no longer on my legs hurting but that damn clock. Everytime the Garmin binged and showed a time under 3:00 I got more fired up and did some math to distract even more.

Missed the PR by 1 stinking I have to wait until next week.

Snakebite said...

It is nice to see you painted your toe nails to match your kayak. ;-)