|See ya, dude.|
I probably held the saddle for all of 15 seconds before I let go. In all honesty, he didn't need my help. When he looked back that first time and saw I wasn't there, he immediately fell over. That was it though, and after that he was riding on his own, back and forth between Mary and I. Sure, it's still a little shaky and his turning needs a little bit of work. But look at the picture, he's riding.
We got Ian going on the bike between today's pool workout and long run. These two work-outs wrapped up the month for me, and it's a month I'm feeling pretty good about.
July ended up being just over 47 1/2 hours of total volume. The good news is that I'm feeling strong and think I'll be able to hang in there for another 3 weeks before I start to taper for Santa Cruz. And the bad news? I guess there really isn't any bad news. But I do have a few concerns. The first is I hope I'm doing enough, because this schedule has pretty much maxed me out in terms of available time. My second concern is that since I am maxed out, how in the world am I going manufacture the additional time needed if/when I decide to register for a full Ironman next year?
|Buoy line - Belmont Shore|
I really like how the schedule flows. Monday's swim is a great active recovery day and I'm always hitting Tuesday's workouts feeling really fresh. And Friday's recovery ride has been setting up the higher volume weekends quite nicely.
Even though this coming week is not a recovery week, the brick on Saturday will allow me to take Sunday off and take Ian to LegoLand. The hotel we stayed at last weekend when I was racing at Solana Beach last week was right next door, and so that's all he's been talking about. Since Mary is going to be out of town for work, it'll be a good day to take him - Mary's more of a Disneyland girl, and since she's been more than generous accommodating my schedule, I owe her one...