Thursday, July 24, 2008

Humbled but Growing

Last year training with my girls!!


Last year I had the luxury of training with and running in all of the same events with the same three hardcore girls. I knew this year would be different and although I was not thrilled with the idea I would make it work to reach my MMTR goal.

Riding with the Tuesday night group rider has opened up new doors and options to ride with other riders during the week. It has given me an opportunity to make new friends and contact with old friends. This week some local bloggers have also made contact and now I am excited to say that on Saturday we will have a group of 6 (Susan, Jackie, Chris, Mike, and Scott) tp meet at our local state park for a 12 mile trail run. I am excited to pass the miles of running with new people and also see my two girls that motivate me and keep me focused on my goals.

The ride on Tuesday was humbling.... for me. Jackie encouraged me (I love her for this)to jump in the 18-17 mph group and within 5 miles I was dropped. SUCKED!!! Just could not get the legs to push any faster. The 15-16 mph group caught us at about 10 miles. Since it seemed a bit to slow we decided to push ahead of the group and ride solo. Sucked getting pulled back in their group after about 5 more miles into the ride. Just more proof at how much drafting as a group benefits you. So after being humbled by this we rode in with them the rest of the way in.

Ride:
29 miles (16.8 mph)

Add in some more running this week and another ride (22 miles)/run (3 miles) tonight and that will bring me to my rest day on Friday.

Looking forward to posting about the awesome trail run on Saturday. Another reason I love this blogland!

Robin

15 comments:

Judi said...

Sucks to get dropped but at least you didn't get lost. :)

J~Mom said...

I love blogland as well! I got dropped a few weeks back but it sure makes you work hard. :>)

KK said...

OMG I am exhausted just reading this. GREAT workouts and don't worry about not having a good ride the other night, it will just make you appreciate your next good one that much more!

Wes said...

Nah. Getting dropped ain't nothing but a thing. Keep working it. The longer you hang, the stronger you'll become :-) Have a great trail run!!

Chris said...

29 miles (16.8 mph) is nothing to feel bad about!!

Marcy said...

Whhooaaaa those are some hot ladies right there. Next time show more leg though, k? ;-)

Ooohhh Robin don't even sweat it, you'll be rollin with the fast peeps in NO TIME ;-)

Kevin said...

Its always great to have peeps to train with. Makes the time go by much quicker

SLB said...

Hang on it there, the speed will come!

Runner Mom said...

You did a great job!!! You were encouraging those of us who felt like 4 year olds on tricycles out there with the "big boys and big girls"! You still rode very hard and very well, my friend! Looking forward to Saturday's run-Woohoo!
Love ya!!

Bob Gentile said...

Look forward to your trail run report for Saturday!! Go Get dem' trails ;-)

Mendy said...

It happens. But, you hung tight and worked hard, right? No worries about being dropped. It happens to everyone. Have a blast tomorrow morning on your run, as I know you will.

Runner Mom said...

Robin, you've been tagged!!Please visit my blog asap!!Thanks, girlfriend!!
Hugs,
Susan

Phil said...

The power of the peloton! It's so hard to go it alone. Hope your weekend run went great.

Stephanie said...

Can't wait to hear all about your trail run!

See Zanne Run said...

i remember jumping onto those faster rides & getting droppped ... still totally happens & is such a bummer - but keep it up ... stay on the rides - pretty soon, you'll be rocking the front group!!