Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Call It A Brick

Greenville Sprint Tri in 2006

I know what some of you are thinking..... you triathlon crazies.... but when I tell you about Tuesday's night ride with the group you will think I am all in.

Group ride was another great turn out. The separation of the group was a bit confusing this week and I never was really sure what pace group I was in. At mile 10 I was somewhere in the middle of the pack until the entire back half decided to take the short route and cut there ride by 8 miles. So now I found myself in the back of the pack and not happy. As hard as I tried I never could gain enough ground to pass and stay in front of some of the others in this group but I did the entire 29 miles with very good effort so I was pleased.

Ride: 29 miles at 16.6 average pace

Immediately following I strapped on my running shoes for a 30 minute run with a friend. First few minutes felt heavy just as I remember from past triathlon training it lifted enough and we pushed on.

Run: 31 or so minutes at 8:50 or so pace

We grabbed a bite to eat and as I drove in my driveway my two boys were standing there waiting on me. They wanted to go for a 2 mile run at 10pm at night!! No way I was passing the opportunity to join them and off we went. It was a blast and I enjoyed every minute of it with tired legs and all. We laughed and carried on talking about everything. Still on a high from the great time we had. They told me how proud they were of what all I had done and I just wanted to cry with joy at what a lucky mom I am.

Run: 2 miles at 9:00 pace

So not bad for a brick... 29 cycle miles and 5.5 miles running.

Still feeling great today!!! Now I am gearing up for the Wheels for Meals ride on Saturday. Scott and I have both picked the 40 mile distance and looking very forward to it.

Robin

21 comments:

Wes said...

Totally awesome! How did you get your boys to run with you :-) Mine tells me he's a rider, not a runner!! ROFL!!!

Marcy said...

I call it . . . . . .Robin needs to do IMAZ :P AWESOME JOB!! ;D ;D

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

How cool is that. Back at it and having fun doing it...and sharing it with your family. It doesn't get any better than that!

J~Mom said...

Sounds awesome!!!

J~Mom said...

PS, I think Marcy is on to something there!

sunshine said...

WOW! Way impressed!

RunBubbaRun said...

Wow, a closet triathlete, way cool.. I think it is a good mix. triathlons and ultrarunning..

Great job on the brick..

Mendy said...

Great job, Robin. Have fun this weekend on the ride!

Journey to a Centum said...

I don't know, if my wife were pedaling her arse all over town I'd probably have a problem with that! ;)

And what's with you triathletes writing numbers all over your body? I guess it's less permanent than a tattoo.

I'm just envious because I swim like a brick.

Enjoy your ride this weekend. Sounds like you are really enjoying the spring season.

Chris said...

Very, very cool Robin! What a truly awesome end to the day.I'm not sure that it could get any better than that. You have been truly blessed over the past sevreal weeks! I am jealous! :-)

David said...

Ah, the first brick after a long break. Nice feeling huh? Like your quads are made of wood, coated in lead? Love it! LOL

Good for you, running with the boys! That had to feel great, and you are obviously such a good example for them. Hopefully they keep it going and enjoy a lifetime of fitness.

Hey, a 20 week training plan for the SC Half tri starts in May. Just sayin...

;-)

SLB said...

Hardcore! Look at you gettin' all bad to the bone, great workout and what a great way to end the day with your boys!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

So glad to hear the running (and joy) is back for you. Sound like you have some great boys, too.

Kevin said...

Sounds like a great time was had. Have a good ride this weekend.

KK said...

I can totally relate to the joy of sharing running with loved ones.

Great workouts, especially the run from last post. Keep up the great work and enjoy your ride this weekend!

RunnerGirl said...

Have fun this weekend on your ride!

Bob Gentile said...

Congrats Robin... not sure about the bike thing yet for me though :-) I skaredddd !

cindy said...

That is awesome!! Especially the running with your boys part :)

Hope the ride on ride on Saturday is fun!

Dumuro said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Dana said...

I have to say you have definitely returned to running w/ a VENGEANCE! Hope you had fun on your ride.

Phil said...

Great work out ... although, it's no fair using 2-year-old stock footage.