Back on the Bike (Monday)
Being my first bike ride since the CATS Sprint Triathlon and my trip to DC I took it pretty easy and just road the River Trail. I did throw one sprint for good measure which the iBike Newton+ said peaked at 1,100 watts! I can only hope that is true. Also, given that I am doing the Heber Springs Sprint Triathlon next Sunday there really isn't a lot of time for training. More like just trying to maintain.
Tuesday Night Run (Tuesday)
In the same vein as my ride on Monday my Tuesday night run was more about just getting out and getting some miles in before I need to start easing up for my next event. Seems kind of silly to try and cram two events together in 3 weeks after missing basically the entire season but I guess we'll see. My run was just a 2.6 mile trip around downtown Little Rock at an average pace of 9:06/mile. Yeah it is definitely slower than my time in the triathlon but again it was more about just getting some mileage in than anything, plus it was hot at least comparably.
First ride with Stages Power Meter (Wednesday)
The UPS man dropped off some nice packages today one of which happened to be a Stages power meter! I couldn't even contain my excitement so I had to change my plans and immediately go out for a ride to test it. Nothing conclusive yet but I was pretty impressed with how it tracked with perceived effort. Also, I will say installation was a breeze! Literally took me like 5 minutes to swap it out with my existing crank arm. I will have an in for review post out shortly followed by a review.