Thursday, February 05, 2009

Iron? Pfffft.

So, yeah. There's a bike leg in Ironman. And I haven't ridden since, oooooohhhh, October. So I got out on the bike for the first time in the last couple of days, and although they say "you never forget," my legs were not down with the whole bike thing. It wasn't so much that they hurt, but more like they had a "Scotty" moment.

"Scotty, we need more power."

"I cannaugh dooooit, Cap'n. Thah't's uhllll she's goht. The dilythium c-r-r-r-r-r-rystal-l-l-l-ls r-r-r-r-r-r dooon."

The pain involved with biking this week was not "Peter Pain," but you're in the right zip code. After biking Wednesday morning, Coach Kris had me on the trainer this morning, and my arse did NOT like it one bit.


I used to be a hardass. I rode both my Ironman races in tri-shorts. You could say that ALL of THIS MAN was made of Iron.

Now? Not. So. Much.

So, yeah, the MS150 is in 72 days, and I've ridden a fraction of the distance with no great comfort. This is going to leave a mark.


Lana said...

Mmmmm....that may be a preview of what's in store for myself as well. Youch.

Tell me that's not from Star Trek, btw.

Kim said...

the good news is that you have what, like 9 months until IMCoz?? your legs/ass/balls/taint will be good to go then! :)

Danielle in Iowa said...

The bike is a harsh mistress. She takes a long time to forgive if you abandoned her for too long!

KCWoodhead said...

Come ride 100 with us on March 8 - it will be "gentle."

I'm doing the nice double and then some over and over again(i.e from 0 to 100 in way too little time).

Hoping for 50 this weekend, 60-65 the 22nd, 70-70 the 1st, and then WHAM! 100.

We do have a nice picnic lunch at mile 60, so it is kind of MS150 style instead of ironman training ride style.

And I think my butt is finally starting to get broken back in!

CoachLiz said...

Gads, I have to do more bike time as well. I only got in about 60 total miles last month. We are still riding over 100 miles on April 18th? Gads, I have to get back on the bike.

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

it's never my ass that hurts when I'm re-acclimating. I'll keep it a family blog and say yeah, that's the right zipcode.

Flatman said...


(i am in the same boat)