Thursday, October 21, 2010


Meteorologists are forecasting the unthinkable: two consecutive days of rain this weekend. Both Saturday and Sunday look to be equally saturated. Rain is something I haven't had to deal with in a long while; one of the benefits of training here in the Bay Area is the long, dry span between May and (most of) October. But as we get closer to November and the weather starts to turn, dealing with the elements might become a recurring theme.

The problem is this: I'm looking for something like eight hours on the bike this weekend, two in the pool and one on the ground. The swims and runs won't be an issue, but the rides will be less than fun if the sky is falling. I hate riding in the rain.

I might be able to re-arrange a few things - maybe spin on Saturday morning in place of a ride, or ride on Friday instead of Saturday - but I know that I'm going to have to spend a lot of quality time in the saddle on Sunday no matter what the weather's like. Inconvenient!

Fortunately, I only have to deal with this for a few more weekends as we're less than 40 days 'til liftoff and only 44 days 'til race day.