|Taking a quick rest stop to stretch. I love my bike!|
|Pre or post 18 miler? I can't remember!|
This past Saturday I rode my final "long" ride. While I do have 60 miles this weekend, I no longer consider that distance long. I told you I was brainwashed! Anyway, on Saturday, I rode 90 miles....60 miles solo and 30 with my man. What a great ride. I left my place at 6:20am all lit up like a Christmas tree. I wanted to get on the road early so I could get home in time to shower and head out to meet up w/ my sis and Danielle. I set off on my route and as you can imagine, was greeted with very few riders and very few cars until about 9am. I got to my scheduled rest stop before Keith (my SAG) did. He couldn't believe I was moving so quickly. I was not so secretly giddy. Before I knew it, I was finishing up 60 and picking him up for 30 more. While we were out, we got rained on for a bit and I'm glad we did. I needed to cool off a bit and I thought it wouldn't hurt to get some practice riding in the rain since that's something I'm not really comfortable with. You never know when you might get a sprinkle on race day! Oh Lord, please don't let that happen for IMTX. :) Luckily, we were on 1488 when the rain came down so we had a super wide shoulder and so I felt safer. We turned around at 1488 & 1774 and headed home. I started craving Dr. Pepper shortly after and asked Keith if we could PLEASE go get one. Of course, that was no problem for him. Once we were about 5 miles from home, I could smell Dr. Pepper. And when I crave Dr. Pepper after a ride, I only want it from the gas station fountain. I do not want a bottle, can or anything else. Of course, once I get the DP, I can never finish it but that's besides the point. That first sip is always the best thing ever.
My run yesterday while only 2 hours was anything but easy. I didn't leave the house until nearly 11am. I figured I may as well run in the heat b/c it's going to be hot on May 18th. Holy crap. I took in more fluids than I ever do which was a good thing. If there was a water fountain, I stopped at it and refilled my water bottles. During my last 3 miles, I was definitely feeling the heat and took a quick walk break to get in some more fluids. A lady, her daughter and dog started talking with me and ran with me for about 8 or 9 minutes. It was the exact pick-me-up I needed. I didn't get her name but learned that she lives next door (or close to my coach). Small world. A reminder that I need to watch how I behave on runs b/c my coach has spies...everywhere.
You all know I love Lululemon with a passion. One day I got bored and started to total up how much I've spent there. Holy crap! Oh well, I love the stuff. I mean if you workout as much as I do, the investment is well worth it. Anyway, the nice folks at Lulu display the names of all the IMTX participants. I absolutely love the display this year b/c they've got the shape of Texas proudly displayed.
Well, it's a race week. CB&I sprint triathlon is this weekend. I'm SO ready to get out there and race like a crazy woman. My instructions are clear...vomit at the finish. I really hope I do! I did this race last year for the first time in about 1:45 and am aiming to take some significant time off that. Wish me luck!
It's time to sign off..I have a massage soon and need to get some food in me. Happy training!!!!
|There's the great state (and store) I love!|
|Ahh, my name. It's getting super official!|
|Look how happy I am!! Let's do this!!|