My New Relationship
I’m excited to share about my new relationship.
I’ve actually known him for over a year but have not taken the time to truly get connected.
I was still really committed to 2 other relationships.
Despite hanging out a few times over the last year, this one was just too aggressive for me.
I was uncomfortable and did not have the time to commit to developing the relationship.
But all that has changed. I am ready for something new!
That’s not to say I will not be seeing my two other relationships occasionally!
I already know there is a lot of potential with this one, but it does take me some time to trust and fall in love!
But once I’m committed, I’m all in.
Let’s see if it will stand the test of time.
If you don’t know by now, I am talking about my BMC Time Machine triathlon bike.
HA HA! Did I get you?
The other two relationships I mentioned above are my old 2013 BMC Tri bike which I absolutely LOVE and my Trek Road bike which I love too.
So, I wanted to share how I’m going to get to know this new super hot aggressive guy.
I’m starting off with just a few easy spins; getting a feel for this new aggressive position in my aero bars. I’m much more aero dynamic on this bike which in the end can be faster but if my neck hurts too much I may have to get some risers for the aero-bars.
Bike Handling Drills
I’m also doing all my bike handling drills just like I did when I first started triathlon.
- Riding with 1 hand for 10-15 seconds and switching so I am good with either one
- Practicing sharp u-turns
- Figure 8’s
- Riding close to other cyclists and holding steady
- Taking drinks from my water bottle holding a straight line and not wobbling all over the road.
Pedaling mechanics drills; both in and out of my aero position!
- Single leg drills, 85 rpms and 65 rpms for 1 -2 minutes
- Spin Ups
- Shift Ups
- Force Reps
These drills really help improve my connection to the bike and improve my pedaling mechanics so when I am ready to start doing testing and intervals I will have a great base of fitness and can really train smart.
I hope you enjoyed my little analogy.
I’m basically saying it takes time and practice to get connected to anything new even your bike!
So many of the athletes I work with have no connection to their bikes and wonder why they can’t go faster.
Besides a perfect bike fit (which we offer), these types of skills and drills workouts create a deeper connection between your body and the bike.
I have seen it time and time again after following my system for training on the bike, power improves exponentially in short periods of time when there is a connection!
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See you on the road.
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Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. Creator of Triathlon Transformation. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997. She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom, Mermaid and much much more.