Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Goin Jalopy

I am in a rest week this week, and I'm already feeling "rested" cause I only did half a long ride on Sunday, and no brick.

but I like it...

Rest week does not involve a cut back in swimming on Team ELF. Although to be fair, her ladyship does say to make anything easy or cut anything short that you want. I did cut my swim short yesteday, by 50 yards. Cause I left my workout at home and had to do it from memory, and memory said do a 200 yard cool down instead of a 250.

It was an ACCIDENT. OK?

Then I went and spent the big bucks getting Aerowyn re-outfitted. I asked Coach Sunday night if I needed to replace the tire if it had a puncture. She recommended yes. As much as I valued coach's wisdom, I did NOT want to spend $65.00 on a new Michelin Pro Race 3 tire. I asked the guys at the bike shop, and they said the same thing. Great minds, people, great minds. Lucky for me, or unlucky, depending on your perspective, they were out of dark blue. I left the bike shop with a new air canister doo-hickey, a pump, and two tubes. Spending this much money makes me NOT HAPPY.

After my evening strength workout, I came home and proceeded to make Aerowyn workout ready. Dee Dee helped me change the tire (good practice). I decided to just put the Michelin Lithion tire I had bought for IM FL on to tide me over till September. I tried to attach the pump to the water bottle holder like it said, but ended up having to take it off and just put the pump there. Aerowyn is sporting 3 bottle holders and 1 aero bottle holder now, instead of 4 bottle holders. I suppose this is OK for training. Besides. She looks really sexy with mismatched tires anyways.

Aerowyn is training ready, and I am ready for this rest week! Coach thinks its funny that she gave me a magic mile test on Saturday. I'm ready to go for it. My (old age) PR is 7:23. I think I can beat that :-)

Wes

16 comments:

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

I opted for a "boot" on my tire after I took a nail on Mondays ride. If it is a "clean" puncture I think you can get away with it.

I did have to have my rim re-wrapped but that cost $5 so I was a happy girl.

Kevin said...

I ride on cheap (15$) performance bike branded tires when I train and save the good tires for races or race simulations.

Jess said...

Enjoy the rest of your "rest" week!

Darrell said...

Rest week, what's that. My shedule do-thinging just keeps goin' up and up. My rest will be my taper, I guess.

Enjoy!

BTW, that tri stuff gets expensive, heh? All money well spent in the long run or ride in this case.

Ryan said...

I think ELF is really Satan if she is making you do a mile. The last time I did a mile all out...well, the road is still stained from hard effort diarrhea!

Shannon said...

Pictures would of made this little story so much better, especially since you mentioned the word "sexy." ;)

Carolina John said...

enjoy the rest week wes. and try saying that 5x fast!

Jessica said...

Thanks for the feedback on my blog! I've eyed IMFL for next year, but don't really want to drive the distance. I'll deal with the hills in KY, I guess! Lucky for me, I have plenty of hills to train on around here in Cincinnati.

I do have a year, thank goodness! And I'm looking forward to all 365+ days of it leading up to my first Ironman!

Rachel said...

Yup. Always better to splurge and change the tire than be bogged down with repeat flats on your next race.

Stuart said...

Enjoy the rest, $65 for a tire and I thought my Conti's were expensive!

Stuart said...

Oh meant to say check out pricepoint.com if you haven't already some tire deals to be had there for sure.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

happy rest week.

stupid tires - expensive! they should last forever!!!

Annette said...

Glad you got a new doo-hickey! ;) Hope the big bucks are worth it. Gotta have tires - right? Happy resting (?) :)

scott keeps running said...

rest is nice. didn't know tires could be so expensive. wow.

Lily on the Road said...

Wow, $65 for a tire? After seeing all the gear at IMLP, biking is a sport for kings!

Jess said...

Wow I had no idea bike tires were so expensive. Enjoy your rest week!