Last week's featured workout took place on Thursday, January 2 - a ride outside with MX12 teammate Jenna-Caer.
Jenna moved here a few months ago from Scotland (via Calgary and Texas) which is awesome, because yay, training buddy. She and her husband recently bought a house near my old stomping grounds so when she suggested a ride from the new house, I said sure ... with a few caveats:
1.) We waited until it got semi-warm (50s, ideally); and
2.) We'd take it easy.
Number two is because Jenna is AWESOME, and I had ridden once since IMAZ.
The ride was short and sweet, but I was able to keep up (yay). More importantly, I was able to show her some hills and show a few options on where she can go for rides of a lot longer duration. It was also good for me and my resolution on hills on the bike this year (woo).
Definitely fun, and hopefully something we can do again in the future.
Also of note:
I swam the 5th at our preferred pool, also down South from where we live. I wore my IMAZ jacket that morning to the gym and naturally then to a nearby Starbucks (got gas then decided to get coffee while waiting for the Target pharmacy to open).
While wearing the jacket, I got approached twice:
- A woman came up asking about it, and said that we crazy people are a huge inspiration.
- The president of Altitude Multisport Club came up to me (apparently AMC holds a weekly Sunday am swim at Parker Rec Center and then comes over to Starbucks afterward) and invited me to join their swims/club.
He then asked my bib number at AZ ... I thought to figure out my time, but really it was to track me down and send me an e-mail reiterating the invite. I haven't e-mailed back yet ... partially because I'm not sure if I want to join a local tri team and partially because I don't know if I want to be constantly driving at least 15, 20 minutes to train all the time. I will respond (rude not to), but I'm still trying to figure out what to say.
Joining probably would be good - especially regarding my swim - site says they have swim coaches at these things - but I don't know. I don't know if I'm scared, or if I just don't want to go through the months of awkwardness with a new group of people. It took me damn near three years to open up fully at Run Colorado - do I really want to go through that again? Being the shy kid sucks.