Sub Title - My Butt Thanks YOU, Dad
My dad took pity on me and my repeated lamentations about my butt. More specifically my bike saddle was killing my butt. It got to where I didn't even want to sit in a regular chair any more. Which is unfortunate as is hard to drink wine lying down. I mean it can be done, but it is messy.
Anyway he offered to buy me a new seat. I declined because expensive.
I went to the bike store to get a new fit and the bike guy pointed out that the rails on my seat were bent. He gave me a loaner to try out. I can't say that I like it.
My tri coach suggested a different seat and it was in fact expensive. I called Dad up to see if the offer was still good. It was. Whew....he hadn't spent the money on my pesky brothers.
It has gel and it is one of those "cut out" seats. I have used it twice now. Once on the road and once on the trainer. The road day was terrible as far as zones and speed and I was afraid it was the seat, but now looking back I think my legs were just toast last week for some reason. It feels good and I can sit in a regular chair again. That's good. The red wine stains were ruining the couch.
Next Sub Title - I Hate Sadist Triathlon Route Planners
My next big race is supposed to be the Clear Lake Olympic Distance Triathlon in August. I haven't signed up for it yet. Here's why.
For some reason the event planners of the Clear Lake Tri have decided to use this damn bridge again except this time for the bike.
Are they freaking kidding me?
I mean I live on the coast. There are plenty of miles - you can actually see them - stretched out end to end not changing in elevation at all. In fact they are pretty much at sea level. I do not know why the planners had to put the bike route out of the way to include this structure. I hate them. I am sorry. I do.
I know some of you encounter hills daily and I respect you.
You know that saying, "Run for the Hills"? Well I don't do that. I run from them. Bike too.
What is a wimpy triathlete to do?
Anyone know any good hill workouts to do when there are no hills in the area?
What do you like to avoid? Heat? Hills? Wind? Cold? Dairy Queen?