Our Teams have been formed for the Challenge to Conquer Cancer ride and our training is in full swing. Saturday I met up with some of our team members and we began our 68 mile ride to Saluda and back. This ride offers miles of gradual climbs with maybe two or three nice jumps in grade to make sure you are working hard. I loved how we all worked together and things just clicked on the ride. It was such a enjoyable experience. At the middle point we stopped for a quick snack and bathroom break. For the first half of the ride the clouds protected us but as we headed back we were not so lucky. With about 8 miles do go the heat began to zap me. I was hitting my fluids pretty hard but mentally I was suffering. Not sure if it were all of the GU but I began to get nauseous and I just wanted to reach the car and dive into a bucket of ICE. The ride was great and once I was in the car and headed home I began to feel better. A quick stop at the store for some Ginger Ale and Ice hit the spot.
Sunday offered a nice 18 mile recovery ride with a 2 mile run. Very enjoyable and my legs felt great.
With all of the upcoming organized rides I realize that I will quickly become spoiled by having SAG vehicles and a ton of riders to share the roads with. We even are planning night rides I am really looking forward to all of the weeks of training with this group. My team ROCKS!!
Week in Totals:
Run: 12 miles
Bike: 125 miles
On to another week…