Scott and I arrived about 30 minutes before the start of the charity ride. This century distance (100k) would be the furthest ride to date for the both of us. Up until this point everything had gone smoothly and before we knew it the ride had begun.
Painted road markers of Ronald McDonalds head were painted on the road to mark our route. This was a challenge for me in an earlier event but I found it very easy to ride and follow on Saturday. What would be a challenge would be the heat!! I noticed on one bank sign that the temp read 100 degrees even. Scott would have to end his ride at mile 35 due to chain issues and a tire spoke popping. So I continued sharing the road with a guy named Garol and Lewis. Drafting was key and we each shared in pulling each other up the hills. They were both really nice and we pushed on until we arrived back at the start.
I absolutely loved the route and the event! The heat was a killer but my body felt great. Legs never felt like they were trashed during or after the event. Lots of strong rolling hills mixed in with a ton of country side views. LOVED IT!!
Water bottles consumed: 8 (4 water, 4 powerade)
Food consumed: 1 fig newton, two oranges, two oatmeal bars
Potty break: one (I sweat out my other potty breaks)
Calories burned: 4867 (according to the Garmin 301 Lewis had on his bike)
Ecaps: - 4 caps (2 at one station and 2 at another)
I only backed off the ecaps because of the slight swelling I had in my feet.
Today I have my long run of 8 miles. Heading out to do this in a few minutes. Legs will be a little heavy but should be fine. Add a swim and upper weight workout and that will do it.
I love running.... love biking.... love being active and alive!!
Side Note: $10 jersey was purchased at a local Tri Store here in Greenville. I thought it was put on the rack by mistake but it was not. What a deal!!!