Friday, May 2, 2008

Pimped My Ride

Today I added a little thang-a-ma-jiggy called a cyclocomputer to my bike.  Once I figured out what these rpm's were you people were talking about (Joe), I decided I better get one of these devices.  After reading the instructions about 112 times, I think I know how to use it.  I didn't ride today though.  I'm going to try it out tomorrow.  Apparently I'm supposed to stay at 90 rpm's or better?  I may have to eat my words...we'll see.

Went back to the pool yesterday and today, and taking Cassie's advice, I just took it slow and easy.  I am already feeling sooo much better about the swimming.  I swam 500 yds today without stopping, going slow and easy.  Cassie was right! (not that I doubted her)  I think I was trying to swim too fast that first day.  I'll work on speed in time.  I've got to be able to finish first.  I thought I was doing really good swimming 500 yds until I read Sarah does that just for a warm-up.  ha-ha.  I'll get there eventually.  I've got lots of determination!

When I got home I ran 3 miles on trails here at the house.  And, I'm happy to let Edwin know, I am showing my kids a restaurant tonight.


Crosstrain said...

It's better to try to have higher rpms in an easier gear than to have lower rpms in a harder gear. This approach works your cardio more and your legs less, best for long rides and hills. Just don't spin so fast that you bounce in the saddle.

Crosstrain said...

Oh and work your way up to 90 rpm as you ride more, if it is too fast at first

equarles said...

I love seeing Joe's pics when he makes comments. That's one sexy 70-something-year-old dude.
Oh, and I saw a U-Haul today that said Saskatchewan on the side.
Maybe you're a natural at this cycling thing.

Tiggs said...

glad the swimming went better. for my first tri, I just went to the pool every other day and swam between 500 and 1000 yards. I'd do 500 all at once and then if I felt like it I'd do a few more laps and take rest breaks in between. I have worked up to a "long" swim workout of 200 warm up, 800 nice and easy, 200 cool down. The 800 is challenging for me all at once, but I can crank it out. You'll get there.

Tiggs said...

also on the bike, I am more at 80 rpm than 90 at this point.