Tri Challenge: Breakthrough on the bike
May 4th, 2011
11:48 AM ET

Tri Challenge: Breakthrough on the bike

It has been one week since I came back from Hawaii and there are 14 weeks left to go until race day. Before Hawaii, I had a few bad weeks of training and was a little discouraged, but Hawaii was like a big reset button, and I am feeling great about training going forward.

Tim DeBoom offered some words of encouragement and told me to “embrace the process.” Those words are really changing the way I look at workouts. I use to dread the workouts, but now I look at them as opportunities to improve my skills and build endurance. Also, my cycling has improved.

I biked on Saturday with my coach and we had a breakthrough. We lowered my bike seat, and such a small change produced a huge result. For the first time since I have been riding outside I felt in total control of the bike. I finally feel that the pieces are coming together nicely and cannot wait until August.

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  1. Brian

    Worst orthopedic decision ever = overweight people running on hard surfaces. Ow

    May 19, 2011 at 01:50 | Report abuse | Reply

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