Getting better by the day

Wednesday I went out and did a PB over my Austin 10k course, Friday I did a hard 66 bike and a 2-mile brick, yesterday I did the St Anthonys tri run course in just over 2-minutes faster than this time last year.

This morning I did the St Pete Bike Club 20-mile ride leaving North Shore Drive pool at 8.30am. It was a fast 18-miles once we got going, when they formed a chain gang and stepped up to 25+MPH, I was able to ride from pretty much the back to lead for half a mile before dropping back, it will be interesting to see the stats from the Garmin when I get back to Austin.

Best of all though, I went for a 5k run when I got back, 90-second transition, then out on the run, I felt really strong going down North Shore Drive(see picture) and even stronger on my way out to the country club on Snell Island, got back to North Shore Drive and ran hard back to where the finish will be for St Anthonys and I have to say, have never felt so good after a bike/run session.

For the 3-miles I was 25:20 off a hard bike. Thats easily my fastest ever off the bike.
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Awesome!

Keep up the good work... but beware, injury lurks just beyond a lifetime best.

As an aside, this time 4 years ago I was getting on my TT bike and riding off the front of those rides at 26+ and daring the roadies to catch me. That was the ultimate pre-St. A's training session.
yep, I'll be watching for this and not going to hard. The physio work I've had done is making me much stronger and being able to hold my form much more than previously.

I should get an idea of where I really am in terms of fitness and speed at the Cactus Challenge Triathlon in Austin on the 15th.

And yes it was great fun this morning, I've been with them lots of times before but never felt strong enough to push to overtake 40-45 people in a chain and then lead from the front, although I've been on the front a few times, I usually can't keep up for long enough.

There are some stunning cyclists there though, I often thing of myself as old, 50-54 Age group this year ;-) but I'm always amazed by some of the older St Pete guys. If I went with them three times a week or more I'd be much faster!
To be fair, my concept of "old guys" was at the time anyone over the age of 23. So everyone.

We used to get some pretty decent pace lines going. I can't help but wonder if we've been in the same pack at some point.
i feel so unmotivated. how do you do it? i have a brick coming up this weekend and i'd rather do just about anything but.
I have been there, not everything is light in the garden. I gave up pretty much everything to get where I am now, and I'm sure a shell not going to blow my first real year of being able to train when and where I want.

If you'd been in St Pete this weekend, you could have easily done it!

Did you find somewhere to live yet ?
no, it's very slow going. i'm expanding my search into neighborhoods that scare me a bit. i wish i could come to austin.
>>i wish i could come to austin.

So, whats stopping you... family, work, home... as I said I gave up pretty much all of these. You are looking for a new home anyway...