Kim still blame me for convincing her to get married right at the beginning of Winter. Those days I was "somewhat" heavier than today and I just couldn't see myself wearing a suit with sweat running down my body if we got married in Summer.
She says that I still owe her and one day she wants to have the wedding again but in summer, preferably on a beach. Maybe something to think about when we get to twenty years.
With Kim busy finishing some work assignments we decided to just go for a quick lunch on Sunday (today) as she was busy Friday night, the whole Saturday and Sunday morning.
We had a quick lunch at a family restaurant and no fancy romantic stuff.
On the training side it is really going well. The training is so different than what I am used to. Every workout is very specific and needs to be done in specific zones. I do a lot of biking intervals at lower rpm's than what I am used to but in a much higher wattage zone.
Today I did a 1h25 bike session and had to maintain a cadence of 70 and power output of 250-265 watts. It is so different that what I am used too, biking at 90rpm. After each session I can feel that my legs had a good workout even with my run sessions which is also a combination of fast and slow run intervals during the same training session.
This Saturday I am doing my first cycle race after Ironman SA. It is a one day 175km race but it is broken up into 4 stages throughout the day. The stages are 53km, 48km,52km and 22km long. I am just going out to enjoy it and is also doing it on a borrowed bike from my sales manager. It is a Scott aluminium frame bike with a 9 speed group set.
Going to be interesting going up the hill in Louis Trichardt with a 9 speed. One thing I've learned during the last few months is not to sell your bike if you don't have a new/replacement bike beforehand.
I sold my road bike towards the end of last year as I was looking at getting a Cervelo road bike but said to myself I will get it when I get back from Kona. Well that never happened and because I do all my Ironman training on my TT bike I never had the need for a road bike.
It is only now when there is a road race coming up when you suddenly realize you need a road bike asap.
With some new development happening on the sponsorship side which I am not allowed to make public yet I don't want to buy a new road bike and then will have a sponsored bike in a few weeks. More on that later as soon as I get the go ahead to make it public and the signed documentation in my hand. All I can say is it looks very promising and exciting, can't wait!
One thing I do like about training with CTS, is that for the current training block up until 20 June I don't have training scheduled for Mondays. It just feel so nice after a weekend of training to wake up a little bit later than the usual 4am and after a busy day at work on a Monday not to come home and have a training session waiting for me.
Don't think it will be like that forever but while it's like that I am enjoying it 100%
Swim: 50 min, 2.1km
Swim: 54min, 2.25km
Gym: 51 min
Run: 48min, 10.3km
Bike: 1h21, 45.2km
Swim: 45min, 2.3km
Run: 1hr, 12.7km
Bike: 1h25, 51km