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I'll make you laugh, or break my neck trying. This is usually accomplished with daily bouts of swimming, biking and running. A former "chub-a-holic," I got fit and healthy the good old fashioned way and went from a mid-pack athlete to top age group runner and triathlete. I'm a Writer and USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach. I guess that makes me part Tina Fey and part Jillian Michaels. Visit my coaching site at www.fomotraining.com

Friday, March 13, 2009

My Hot Date This Weekend





Today at lunch I'm having my initial baseline testing done on the Computrainer. I'm a little nervous as it presents "test anxiety" and, therefore, "performance anxiety." I want to ride strong, but not blow it all out too quickly. (Now I know how guys feel) Apparently, it will show me everything I need to know about kicking butt on the Ironman Coeur D'Alene course. Well...maybe not kicking butt...but finishing with enough dignity to put together a decent marathon after 112 hilly miles on the bike. I'm anxious for the information and hope I don't fail the test. The information will be used in subsequent rides as I plan on riding the CDA course on the computrainer at least once a month until the big day.
One thing I want to know is: Does it tell you how to make your butt stop hurting from being in the saddle that long?

7 comments:

Spokane Al said...

As your ride the CDA IM course I suggest you visualize snow all over the course. That would give you a picture of how things currently look up here.

Plus we are dang cold at the moment!

I hope you enjoy your training rides and rock on your baseline test.

amybee said...

Good question about the seat!

Good luck on the baseline test.

Dave said...

I'll be riding the CDA computrainer course next weekend! Will be interested to hear your experience.

Borsch said...

Have fun! I'm super jealous!

ShirleyPerly said...

Hope the test went well. So did include a butt analysis? :-)

greyhound said...

You needn't worry too much over the CdA course. I found it to be much more manageable than IMWI. There is some up and down, but you'll also note there are long stretches where you can get into a rhythm and make up time without killing yourself.

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