I'm sure I looked ridiculous as I tried to get both feet into the cages on my pedals at the same time.
After a few instances of wobbling, we took off on an easy 5 mile ride just so I could get the feel of riding outside. By about the second mile, I was getting a little more comfortable and was able to pick up some speed and really see what my bike is capable of. I definitely think it's going to take me a while to get used to the way the bike shifts since it's very different than my old Beast, but I liked it a lot, which is good since the road bike (which is still without a name since we're still in the 'Getting Acquainted' stage) are going to be spending a lot of time together in the next few weeks.
My short little ride outside today gave me a short list of things I want to get in the near future. Namely a proper cycling jersey and a pair of cycling gloves. My hands were freakin' sore!
Distance: 5.31 miles
Time: 31:45 (stupid having to wait for traffic)
Avg. Speed: 10mph
Avg. Cadence: 64 (this needs to improve to around 80)
After we returned home and I returned the bike to it's position in my trainer, the husband challenged me to go for a really short run just to see what it felt like to transition from one sport to the next. That was quite the experience. At first my legs were numb, so I didn't really notice how heavy they felt, just that they were a little jello-y. After about half a block, I felt like I was running on two lead sticks and my muscles were protesting loudly. The Husband took off with about half a block to home (show off!) and I dragged jello-legged self up the driveway about 30-45 seconds later.
Distance: .44 miles
Avg. Pace: 8:45
I guess this means I've done my first brick (a week ahead of schedule). This duathlon training thing just got very real and I realized just how much work I have in front of me. Bring it!