My first triathlon was in 2007 and the bike portion has always been the most difficult for me. Unlike most people the swim is the easiest, I do well in the run but the bike, oh the bike I feel like I am so slow!
I had not ridden my bike more that 3 miles in the past 4 years so I figured I should probably start to build on that since I have to ride 56 miles in April and still have legs to run a half marathon. The goal was to ride 30 miles continuously even if it was very slow. I was a little nervous the wind was not too strong though so I went out feeling really good about it hoping not to get a flat which honestly is one of my biggest nightmares.
I rode out to Marine Drive, behind the airport and over to Blue Lake park for an out and back Maintained a pretty steady pace of about 15 miles per hour. Overall not bad and I am really happy that I had the fitness to ride 30 miles especially after not riding for so long. My butt was very sore the next day and as soon as I got home I wanted a burger but I am very happy to be back at it on the bike!