Tri-training, first biking recap

There are many types of bike riding, there is…

This type of riding.

This type of riding.

this type

this type

or maybe

this type

this type

And most definitely,

This type!

This type!

HA! Yep, you guessed it! That is naked bike riding…

I didn’t do any of those types of biking last week, but I did take out Shelly’s K2 for a spin and learned a few lessons about Road Biking.

napolian w kip

Got to the bike path around 5:30am and quickly realized that the bike seat height is different from what I am used too. It took me a few minutes but then I was able to do a running quick step,step,step – HOP up and get on, start, and was on my way.

First things first, check how the gears work! But I didn’t realize that the brakes act as gear shifter too, DUH, and I rode in only one gear the whole time swearing up and down the bike was broke. But it wasn’t. Just the old kick in the tush user error!  Thank you to Downingtown Bike Shop for setting me straight and getting me back out on the bike path faster.

Ended the ride well, but not tired at all. I need to find a different longer trail with less down hill! At least I didn’t do this!

FALL!

FALL!

Do you have riding tips for me for my next ride?

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Pre-Race massage

I try to get a pre-race massage before any of my big races, with my 1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Half just around the bend I called up Shelly at Inlight Studios for a massage and tried out the Infrared Sauna.

Shelly is my go to massage therapist. She is great. A great person who is very knowledgable in all her skills. Shelly is an Ironman, Spin instructor, runs and of course swims (just to name a few of her skills/accomplishments)~ and has let me borrow her awesome Tri K2 road bike for my first Sprint Tri in September. I am so happy to have met her!

Infrared saunas offer many health benefits including:
•Reduce Blood Pressure
•Increase Your Core Body Temperature
•Aid in Weight Loss (up to 600 calories in one hour)
•7x MORE Detoxification than a Traditional Sauna
•Relaxation
•Pain Relief
•Better Circulation
•Skin Purification

I love a good sauna to begin with, but this was extra great; especially right before my massage. Shelly says the Infrared Sauna heats you from the inside, that is what makes it different from the normal everyday gym sauna.

I think I was probably calmer, more relaxed, and (in my own words) less tense and easier to massage after the Infrared Sauna. I tend to be a bit robot-ish and stiff.

Going forward, I will not get a massage without being in the Infrared Sauna first. I strongly suggest you try it out for yourself!

Do you get a pre-race or post-race massage? Or do you get both?