Too wet to swim, big bike & transitions

By Skip

How about that hodge-podge of a title?   Pretty much says it all, however.  Went to the pool after work and got about 1/3 of the way into it and the lightning detector alarms went off and we had to get out of the water.  I will have to tack this onto tomorrow’s workout… my bike ride.

Meeting up with some friends in downtown Ft. Lauderdale to do some bridge drills and a nice leisurely ride up and down A1A and take in the sights of the ocean.  So it will be pleasure and pain, all built into one.   I really need to concentrate on my bridge climbs so I am ready for next week and ready with some speed!  I will probably end up doing 40-50 miles for the day. 

I have been doing some research on transitions and I came across this article I had found some time ago.  6 Ways to Develop Fast Transitions.  Check it out… it is pretty standard stuff but if you are just starting out and you have not approached the whole transition concept yet, this article will give you some basic guidelines.

Filed in: Biking, Sprint Training, Transition, Triathlon • Friday, August 20th, 2010
 

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