Today was my first actual cycling training with TriDivas and news flash, I don't suck.
I'm getting acquainted with my bike and the gears. During most of today's 6 mile ride I was playing with my gears. I almost didn't bring my nifty bike, because I couldn't figure out how to shift. Luckily the internet came to my rescue and gave me diagrams. (You can learn about anything on the internet.) Once I realized the whole break lever moves laterally, I was a shifting queen.
I also attempted to drink my water bottle whilst riding. This resulted in me slowing down to a snail's pace and wondering if I was going to crash. I'm gonna need to practice that.
I didn't burn out my legs like we were directed, because I was saving them for tomorrow's 8 mile run. I was afraid I wasn't going to be able to fit it in on Sunday, but if the weather holds, it will be cold enough in the afternoon to do my run.
Let's talk about the weather for a bit. When is it okay, or even natural for the temperature to be in the 70s one Saturday, in the 90s the next Saturday, then back down to the 60s-high 50s the 3rd Saturday? Welcome to sunny Southern California.