Strong core = aero-bar comfort

In 16 days, I will run the longest and hardest race of my life. I signed up for Ironman Arizona last November and have been training for it  for the past 6+ months. There have been ups and downs, injuries and conquests, group workouts and solo sessions. Sometimes things have not gone exactly as per plan and I have improvised, but in the end I am as ready as I can be. For the next 16 days, my workouts will slow down and I will taper down until the race. I already have race-jitters. I am excited, nervous and scared all at the same time. I need all the luck I can find. If you are reading this, wish me luck!

I went on a short, solo 20-mile hilly ride around DC Ranch today. I decided to reverse the route that I normally do.

I am so much more comfortable on my bike (Therapy) than I have been in the past. While my bike-handling skills still need work, I have come a long way. I’m also much more comfortable on my tri aero bars (although if I had a stronger core, I’d be even more comfortable)!

4 Replies to “Strong core = aero-bar comfort”

  1. Hi!! Gaurav, this is Manan from India. I have been following your blog for the last few months. It is very inspiring. You are on the threshold of realising your dream. All the best.

  2. Thanks Mananbhai! I'm glad you follow along. You should email me your mobile number. Manish and I communicate once-in-a-while over WhatsApp and I get some news of the Choksi family!!

    My love to Kruti and Miri and Brindafoi.

  3. Go for it G! I wish you the best for IMAZ. I know you'll do great! Can't wait to hear how it went…

  4. Thanks Chris – The Whoopie Babes are thinking of coming to see the swim start in Tempe and to the bike turn-around in Fountain Hills. I'm sure it will be a food-wine-fest somewhere. You should join in!

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