When I woke up this morning, I had no idea I would be adding a new member to my household. When I got to work and checked my email I found out my LBS was having a massive sale, plus they were offering no interest for a year. So Cathy and I headed down there after work to see what they had. I told the guy what I was looking for: base model tri bike with tri geometry and aero bar end shifters. He plugged away at the computer for a minute and then figured out what he had in stock. I guess they must be starting to clear out their 2008 stock. He brought down a Felt S32 She was exactly what I was looking for. She was marked down by 10%, plus I am going back on Sunday with my 90s schwinn tempo with down tube shifters that I paid like 50 for and getting another 10% off for the trade. I spent about an hour getting an initial fitting. Because this wasnt planned, I didnt have my shoes/pedals/shorts, I will have to get fitted more specifically on Sunday.
It is definitely going to be a big change riding on this bike. My road bike, which I have always known was a little big for me, is a 60cm, where this is a 56. Its going to be such a difference riding Aero and shifting aero all the time. I cant wait to get her out for a long ride.
I was so surprised Cathy said alright to buying the bike. I owe her big time now. I can see the honey-do list growing by the minute. She has been so supportive of me since day one. On Sunday, I will be there sherpa'ing for her as she does her second tri, the Acworth Women's Sprint Tri. She is a little nervous, but I am sure she will do fine.
On Thursday, I did get up and do a brick. I did 30 miles on the bike in about 80 minutes followed by 3 miles in just under 30 minutes. My legs felt really strong on the run. I cant wait to do my first brick on the new bike. This morning I chose to sleep in and I was going to get in the pool, but that changed when we bought the bike. Tomorrow, I am up at 4AM (yet again) for a long run. I am going to use this run to judge where my running endurance stands right now and if there is any chance of doing the marathon in December. The good thing about our group runs is that I have the flexibility to adjust my route plans on the fly. I will do the pre-run 5 mileer and then I can do either the 6/8/10 miler depending how my legs feel