After getting out on the road this weekend for a 40 mile ride somewhere at the "turn" around I was looking at my Garmin and not really sure what I looked at but did the turn around and when it was all said and done I cut it short by 8 miles! Damn! It was a good ride and hitting the other 8 would have not been a problem but I guess next time is the only thing to say here.
I met Coach Liz there and we hooked up with a group of people who I think were from Houston Racing Club and we all rode out together. After about 4 miles the group started to string out and I found myself at the back of the back and going slower than I wanted to ride so I kicked it up and passed and then I was in the middle of the group now stretching out. I kept up the pace and passed a few on the small rollers and then seemed to be all alone as the faster riders including Liz were now way ahead of me. Just kept my head down and holding steady around 18-19mph.
After a turn I see Liz pulled over waiting for me as the others had turned around and asked how far I wanted to go.. Let's do 20 and turn back.. we pressed on and chatted and as I said above.. I saw something that said 20 (maybe it was speed) and turned around.. The Turn around was great as now we quickly realized there was a tail wind and our speed now was around 21 and felt great. We started catching some of the other rides who had turned around and at one time I thought I recoginzed one as I passed but didn't say anything as I was too sure (it was Jane who I would later see)
Towards the end I was working on the hills a little faster than normal and I found my HR way above where it should have been but it was good to kick it up and I think I made Liz work a little as she makes those hills look like a downhill coast on her new Kuota Kalibur. Once we pulled back to into transistion it was a quick change and head out for the run/brick.
We started out on this one mile loop and this is where I saw Jane coming towards us. I yelled out to her and we quickly said hello and she kept going.. Good job Jane on the brick! Liz and I finished out the 1 mile loop and then I suggested we head down the road we just biked on as there was a long roller and it would be good to run and would give us about 3-4 miles and this is where Liz decided I was running too slow and dropped me like a bad habit. She actually ran 4 and I turned around when she did and ended with 3.5 miles. Oh, I ended up running my first mile in 9:39 PR for that but quickly had to slow down but ended with a nice run and a good brick workout and avg. 10:21.
Got home and rested up and watched the Tour de France recap on TV.. along with some Lake Placid webcam stuff..
have a great Monday!