I've been very busy this week and didn't manage to get any workouts done. I finally took Suzi out for a spin today. I was really excited to get out on the bike! I rode 15km in about 46 min followed by a 3k run on the treadmill. I love brick workouts...they feel great! I started to wonder today if I can work up the guts to enter a duathlon. I'm not very confident on the bike, my turns are terrible (wide and awkward), and I am slow. My bike pace today was less than 20km/h, which would put me in last place in the bike portion of any race. And, I thought that I was working reasonably hard!
That made me wonder...how fast do people go during a training ride? For running, I know that my training pace on a "normal" run (i.e., not a tempo run or fartlek) is considerably slower than my race pace, but I have no idea if I can go much faster on the bike.
Oh, and I also learned a newbie cyclist lesson today: don't wear loose capris when riding, or they might get caught in the chain. Oops :P