A continuation from Manhattan Beach Brick Workout: The Swim.
After a bit of an unnerving experience in the ocean, Marci and I headed up to a parking garage to unpack our bikes out of her car. We took a long transition here getting suited up for the bike and making a plan for where we were going to go and how long we were going to go for. The bike distance for the triathlon is 22 miles so we thought we might as well give it a go and see if we could do the full distance.
Manhattan Beach is a GREAT place to bike. There is a bikes only path called the Marvin Braude Bike Trail that runs along the ocean for a total of 22 miles. Manhattan Beach is a little more than halfway south on the trail, so we first headed south towards Redondo Beach where we ended up turning around after six miles. We headed back towards Manhattan Beach when we realized we needed to feed the meter, so after a quick stop we continued on north to Marina Del Rey for another five miles where we then turned around again to head back.
The ride was great! The sky was overcast and the air temperature was cool so we felt good and refreshed with the salty sea breeze in our faces. It was great to see how many people were out early in the morning on their bikes, going for runs, playing volleyball, surfing, SUPing, kayaking, and swimming.
We eased back into Manhattan Beach with slightly sore saddles and geared up for what I think will be the hardest part of the triathlon - the run.
Stay tuned for Manhattan Beach Brick Workout: The Run.