I got the clearance from the wife, which wasn't too hard since she's super supportive of this and wants me to succeed.
Then, with a couple clicks of the mouse, and a couple hundred dollars later, I was registered!
A few minutes later, I got the confirmation email! HOORAH!!!!
I'm so stoked about this. In fact, it's a little hard to focus on the Holy Half-Marathon, but I guess training is training, so it's really going for both.
Last night, my good buddy, Josh (the same guy that helped create my weight loss chart- "All Aboard! Get on the Training Train!"), came over so we could analyze our aero positions on our bikes. After taking pictures of both our forms, I feel like an actual Tri-bike would be so much better. We both love just riding all the time, so it's hard to make the switch. Anyway, take a look at my aero position and tell me what I can adjust to make it better. I think that I'll slide my seat a bit forward and drop the spacers out of my stem to lower the handlebars.
I've read a bunch on angles in the aero position, and it seems that the hip angle should be 90* just like the shoulder angle. I think that my shoulders might be taking a little more pressure than if I could tighten up that angle. Give me your expertise!
Here's a picture of his sweet bike and position:
I've been pretty
busy lazy this week, but that stops today. I'm gonna do a pretty fast 4 mile run this afternoon, and I'll probably spend some time on the bike too. This Sunday will be 8 miles of pavement with Nick. It's so nice to have a good friend to run with!