I was 3.5 miles in of a 7+ mile bike ride. Gawd its hard, the exercise bike at the gym for months has not prepared me for this. It was close to grueling. I was out with my husband, and exercised but out of shape rider.
I’m getting used to my newly borrowed bike, the gears, being on streets, the wind, not eating enough breakfast, the seat, the lack of ANY PADDING, my eyes watering, my lungs exploding, my heart pounding, my legs feeling like jelly….
I’ve got to get good at this, toughen up and be strong and fit. Its the only way I’m going to get to a triathlon.