I completed Leg 2 of the Simply Stu Worldwide Triathlon: a 15-mile cycling time trial. Ouch. It wasn't great conditions, at 41*F with wind gusts up to 16 mph. However, I was working too hard to feel very cold, even though I had forgotten my earwarmer. I did a loop course (out 7.5 miles, back 7.5 miles, plus a little extra to get out on the open road and warm up/down) to even out the wind effect.
17.5 mph average in 51:18 for 15.0 miles was the best I could do today. Maximum speed was 23.4 mph on the flat.
I hope I can improve on that pace before my first triathlon of the year, which is coming up in eight weeks! The good news is that I was able to stay down in my aerobars for the entire 15 miles, though I did indulge in one or two quick stretches for backache prevention.
I'm still not positive that I'll finish it up with a 5K run - if I do it today, it will be late this afternoon. If not, maybe tomorrow!
Update: Um, yeah, I'll run that 5K (and then some) tomorrow. It's cold and gray now and it's after 6PM. Tomorrow, however, is forecast to be SUNNY and up to 58*F. That's sounding much more springlike and motivating!