(movie anyone?) From Friday's post I had a great weekend of training planned out and as it turns out I pretty much got it done with a few alterations. So let's get straight to it and talk about the other stuff in a minute.
Saturday morning I was up and out the door by 6am. It was a little colder than I had expected and luckily I had decided to wear an extra long sleeve shirt as I had been watching the weather and knew it was going to be a little colder than normal. What I didn't expect was it to be THAT COLD. I started off and after about 10 mins my hands were pretty cold and I was wishing I wore my biking tights instead but I decided not wear them as I figured it was going to be too warm later on in the day. I headed out to to Red Rock and it was pretty cold but I kept going and I was feeling good. At my usual stop, the gas station and turn around, I refueled and noticed a couple of other cyclist and they were getting ready to head out. I went to the bathroom and took off and just a mile down the rode I see them pulled over on the side of the rode working on one of the bikes. As I slow up I ask if everything is OK and they said yes there were just adjusting the seat. By this time I am just about to stop and I unclipped my left foot, as usual, and then make a full stop next them when all of a sudden I start to lose my balance and fall to the right with my foot still clipped in. I said Wow, I'm falling and one of the girls fixing her bike seat lunges out to grab me but TOO LATE! Down I go!! BAM! They both asked if I was OK and begin to help me up. I said yes, and laughed and introduced my self. (It was pretty comical!) Next thing I know the other gal recognizes me and asks if I rode with the TNT Group a few weeks back out at Lake Mead, I said Yea! And then I recognize them as well. Hey, what's going on? Sorry to crash next to you as I was trying to offer help, lol. They fix the seat on the brand new 2008 Fujui Aloha! Nice bike I said, of course. We take off down the road and I ride with them for a little while when all of a sudden it begins to rain. Not just a little rain a nice big down pour! So the group slows and they decide to turn around and head back but I have to keep going and press on in the nice down pour. After a few mins it stops but the damage is down, I am totally wet and now it's really cold. As I head back into town from Red Rock I decide to finish up and not push riding wet and get sick (Jenn has been sick, but that's another story) I finish up the ride with 50 mins. Not too bad considering I was wet and cold.
Sunday morning I was out the door for a nice little 10 mile run. Pretty uneventful and not much to report here. Now I was planning on swimming in the afternoon but that did not happen as the pool changed there holiday lap swim and there was like 1500 kids in the pool so I was SOL,
Monday, I was out the door at 6:30am and the weather was PERFECT! I went out on the far loop first and than headed back to Red Rock and than back home. Pretty good ride although I seemed slower today at the 56 mile mark. I had a flat tire while riding at about 28mph. I finished up the ride at 90 miles. Once back I changed T2 and headed out for a little run. After about 8.18 miles or 1 hour 35 mins I was finally done. Total workout time today: 7 hours 7 mins.! YEAH!! Great training I think and a Great deposit into the Bank of CdA, which is about ready to be cashed in!
- Need to take warmer clothing, in case CdA is cold/rainy like Saturday ride was, Gloves, Arm warmers, tights.
- Needed to take more solid food on Monday's ride as I could have easily taken it in and actually needed it, I was hungry on the run.
- The Brick run was good. Lot's of uphill climbing and I was able to keep my HR under control, it was actually better than Sunday's only run.
- I think I will carry my Fuel Belt with a couple of bottle for CdA.
I have ordered some nice CdA goodies that I needed and will post the Porn when they come in!!
It's all looking good towards CdA and although I haven't swam as much as I have liked I am feeling OK.
The movie is Bruce Almighty.