How many times am I going to write a post about how time flies and I forget/don’t have time to write a post?

The reality is, I’m a busy lazy person.  All those sports that a triathlete crams into one sport takes up a bunch of time.  Add to that Kids that are slamming each others fingers in the bedroom door, coaching those same kids and a bunch of their friend in swimming, those 42.5hrs/week to pay for dinner, trying to get a couple races set up,  catching up on old seasons of Monk on Netflix with the family….. I think you get the point!

Anyway, what have I been up too in the past couple weeks? 

The short list….

Training has been pretty good with 3-57mile rides last week, a handful of runs over 8miles and a little bit of swimming……. I’m hurting this week and doing my best to recover for this weekends Rev3 race in Quassy.  Doing the Half again this year.  The weather looks good at the moment. 

Quassy

Quassy

 Hoping to repeat/improve on last years performance of 4:43:59.  This will be interesting. 

Along the lines of getting ready for the race… I had an interesting issue with Shiva this past week.  I was riding along and all of a sudden I couldn’t shift?  Well, the rear shifter was ‘working’ but was only BARELY moving.  I had to ‘shift’ about a dozen times for it to shift up once.  I stopped shifting at that point and ‘single speeded’ it home.  I ordered a new battery as I thought it was perhaps the issue.  It wasn’t.  ($$$ well spend?!?!)  I woke up this morning, around 3:00am with the solution.  Simple really.  See after I had that issue, it went away.  I couldn’t get it to repeat again.  I left Shiva on the bike stand for a week, and every day morning and night I would go out there and ‘test’ it and it would shift just fine…… sort of.  It wasn’t shifting crisply, a big clue (Just like Monk would have found!).  The brain box for the Di2 shifters is tucked away inside the nose cone on the bike.  It must have wiggle wiggle wiggled itself into a position that pressed the adjustment button!  This disables the shifters from SHIFTING and makes them work as an incremental adjustment.  THIS is what happened during my ride the other night NOT the battery!  So this morning, after my swim that I will tell you about next, I pulled the nose cone off.  I moved the brain, made a quick adjustment to the RD again to put it back where it belongs, and presto chango we are back in the game!  A “fix” that should have been free…… anyone need a Di2 battery? :)

This morning was the second trip to the pond this year.  What a GREAT way to start a day!  On the ride out to the ‘beach’ we heard from our ol’ pal Nessy.  We hadn’t seen her yet this year and feared the worse for her since I found the remnance of what must have been a family member the other day.

Nessy
Nessy

Nessy turns out is either a Beaver or a Muskrat…… I think she is really both as I’m pretty sure I’ve seen both.  Either way, I should tell you the story of her swimming between 3 of us one day…. but I guess that’s the whole story right there.

 
The view from the Beach at 5:30 in the morning is fantastic. 
Beach

Beach

 Thankfully the water temp is a smidge higher than the air temps at this time in the morning!

Brrrr

Brrrr

 

 Thanks to that Blue Seventy Helix wetsuit swimming was SUPER cozy this morning!
 
Last but certainly not least I would like to direct you to the youth “Splash and Dash” race that I am putting on via the Rogue Race Team on August 5th.  Get your kids out there!   http://www.rogueraceteam.com/splashanddash/  
Splash and Dash

Splash and Dash

 
Last but not least……. I’m sure there’s more.  Get Your Rear in Gear 5k will be held at the Thorne St location as well.  This event will be on June 30th and the info can be found at http://www.gyrig.com/events/list/2012/horseheads-ny-2012/
 
Phew….. that was a long one……. next up, Quassy Race Report!  Coming soon….