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.