I've decided to behave as thought I might do a triathlon in September.
I have no restriction on swimming. I have permission to bike 10 miles easy, as long as it doesn't hurt.
So I laid out my transition area and did a 20-minute swim followed by a 10-mile bike. All slow and easy, total time an hour and 6 minutes.
I feel encouraged. Maybe a little too much so.... doing some math on my fingers, if I could increase my bike ride by 5 miles per week, it would take 8 weeks to get to 50 miles and then I'd still have 3 weeks to taper. Hmmm.
We shall see. I'm not going to count on it. You better not either. But we shall see.