Triathlon Training

This title is slightly misleading (by slightly I mean completely). I am training for a Sprint Triathlon and it’s the cycling leg for me. So over the weekend I got onto a bike and cycled. For days it seemed like.

To all of you who cycle regularly – how do you do it? I can just about manage a 50 minute spinning class with loud up tempo music keeping me going. In the gym I went to the bike was much older than any I have used before, the music completely unrecognizable (and I’m not exaggerating – the whole hour I was cycling I recognised one song), and the lights really bright.

But I kept on going and forced my legs to keep on pumping. I know that cycling outside is completely different (I suspect it’s a lot like my feelings to running inside as compared with running outside) but I don’t actually own a suitable bike and I don’t think I want to buy one for this sprint triathlon (the venue hires them out and I plan to take advantage of that). So it’s going to be the gym for me until race day.

I’m sure I will get used to it and I can’t wait for my legs to get stronger and become more powerful. An elderly lady next to me assured me that if she can do it, then I can do it, I hope she’s right!

2 Comments

  1. Lucy 16th February 2015 / 3:17 pm

    It does get easier I promise! I would recommend you do cycle outside before your event though, even if you borrow or rent a bike for a while.

    • Rosh 16th February 2015 / 3:24 pm

      I’m glad! I will – I have to otherwise cycling on a road is going to be such a shock to my system.

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