Here she is. 48cm, 650 c wheels. Born to me on Saturday 8/12/06. Took her first steps on Tuesday 8/15/06.
Isn't she beautiful? I'm looking for a name currently. Any ideas?
I don't think that I can explain how excited I am (and how worked my credit card is feeling). Took her out on a ride with Brooks last night and it was so fun. Just did 19 miles with 6 big hill repeats in the middle. By the end I was feeling very comfy in the aerobars and was happy with the shifting. Best of all, my legs felt so good afterwords! My knee didn't hurt at all during the ride and we did an awesome brick afterwards.
About the run- Brooks is a much better runner than me, so I get such a good workout trying to keep up. There is just no way that if I would run alone I would push myself that hard. The amazing thing is that after 19 miles of biking and hills my legs felt totally fresh. That is such a relief for me because that is pretty much how I justified the tri-bike expense to myself ("I need a tri-bike so that I can have as fresh legs as possible for ironman"). So we went out and did 3.00 miles in 24:11. For reference, my fastest 5k run to date is 25:40, so my brick was a PR! Sweet.
I also bought another toy that got its first use yesterday. And yes, I am totally done with tri-spending. I got a Garmin Forerunner 305 with HRM. So here are the stats from last night:
Bike: 19.02 miles Avg speed 14.0 mph (lots of stoplights) Max speed: 29 mph Total calories 813 Avg heart rate: 150 Max heart rate: 191 Total elevation climbed: 1480 feet
Run: 3.00 miles Avg speed: 8:03/mile Max speed: 7:24/mile Total calories: 368 Avg heart rate: 185 Max heart rate: 195 Total elevation climbed: 272 feet