So last night we were in for a repeat performance from mother nature. When we pulled into the gym, it was getting cloudy and I knew it had already stormed a little earlier. As I was finishing up my main set, I could hear the thunder roaring. So I hurried up, finished my kicks and my cooldown, rushed through a quick shower and barely dried myself so we could hopefully get in the car before the rain hit. As we were approaching the car. BANG!! Lightning struck less the 100 yards away from us. Cathy could actually feel the hair on her arms stand up. That was the closest I have ever been to lightning. That was a little scary. And the great news is that it will repeat itself again tonight. This means no run, and we may skip out of the tri club meeting tonight :( . Tuesday night's storms claimed one victim: our wireless router. So right now I dont have any internet connection at home :(
After dinner, I was able to take two things off my pre-race checklist. I removed my old computer and put on my new cadence sensor to use with the garmin. It was actually pretty easy to install. I got it up and running in less then 30 minutes. I wouldve gotten it on even quicker, but dumb me had the speed sensor on the far spoke instead of a near spoke. I was really surprised there isnt any calibration. I am not sure how it knows the speed accurately without setting up wheel size. I also replaced the bar tape on Windbreaker. She has needed new tape for awhile. I probably bought the tape 6 months ago and never bothered to do it. I looked the instructions up online, and it was actually easy to do. So know Windbreaker has some new black and gray camo tape. I am even thinking about taping my aero bars.
So this morning I got up at 430 and rode windbreaker on the trainer for an hour. The new tape felt good and the cadence sensor works great. Now I can sit down and analyze when my cadence begins to drop off the deep end
OSN:2000 main set 4*200 Threshold 4*50 Sprint
OCN:65 minutes on trainer 21.61 mi 19.9 mph 119 hr 81 cadence.
Came across this new thing on runners world's website. The triathlon glossary . Its a great little resource if ever you are not sure what something means