I had my bike fitting appointment today before driving to the airport. I definitely can recommend Michael Sylvester as he asked various questions about my experience on the bike, then proceeded to see how flexible I was. It was interesting to see how flexibility directly affects bike fit. The strangest part for me was that he said I should raise my seat. I thought my current seat level was pretty high but he mentioned that you can exert more force as your leg straightens.
Another interesting thing is he's working directly with Trek on their time trial frame fit. He had on loan a TTX bike all decked out in the old Discovery colors. As part of this work, he was an observer in the wind tunnel in San Diego when Ivan Basso was getting his position dialed in. We were only able to go so far with the fit because I didn't have a time trial bike with me. Luckily he was only 3 blocks from River City and Mark Ontiveros was in the shop today. We called him and he loaned me a 56 Cervelo P3C to get dialed in on as this will probably be the frame I purchase. I was also interested in the new Specialized Transition frame but after the fit I can' run that frame for an Ironman and be comfortable. It's head tube height is just too small. This simple size is one my main limiting factors when it comes to my final frame purchase. The P3C is right on edge and I might just get a P2C because it has a longer head tube. Overall, I spun on the P3C for a bit and it's real nice.
I might make my bike purchase before I leave so I can get it completely dialed in by Michael. Of course this will complicated the move a little bit as I'm not sure I'll trust the movers with my Trek and definitely a brand new Cervelo. We'll see...
My swimming is improving. It's pretty interesting. I've slowly been able to ratchet down the times to the low 1:50s for a my simple intervals. I think that 1200 yard swim where I was really pushing to stay under 2 minutes for each 100 really helped. I still haven't bought my wetsuit so I'm hoping it helps reduce my time as well.
I'm on the plane right now and it's frickin bumpy. Crazy turbulence and my tummy is upset. It didn't help that I decided to do Wendy's at the airport for dinner, plus a Coffee People latte.
Someone in front of us brought a little yippy dog. I don't even understand that. Do they have to pay for a ticket for the dog? Is it's just a carry-on? All we know is the dog keeps crappin it's carrier and stinking up the whole back of the plane. The only benefit of the plane ride so far is I have an entire row to myself. Oh joy!!
It's gonna be 70+ in Phoenix tomorrow so I'm hoping to get a long run in before my morning meeting but there is all this talk of meeting for breakfast. That's another thing about business travel which sucks is having to socialize. I'd rather just do my run in some nice warm weather. My travel companion also is wanting to workout in the morning. We're devising a plan to see if we can get out of the dumb breakfast. Wish me luck!
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