Saturday - Easley Spring Fling Metric ride with my Team
The route would head towards Table Rock and back. Endless rollers with some small climbs. Our team worked so well together! These girls rock!!
Distance: 62.20 miles
Elevation Gains: 3797 ft
Avg Overall Speed: 17 mph
Avg Heart Rate: 136 bpm
I truly LOVED this route. The views, lakes, green fields, and mountains were just amazing! My dad even made it out to cheer all of us on as we passed by his house. He loves this kind of stuff.
Sunday - Mini Brick
Scott and I would headed out for an adventure. I say this because we had chosen to take a familiar route from our house and at about 12 miles we realized the bridge on this section was still out (6 months now). So with that we just started making turns. The adventure was not knowing exactly where we were headed. The route proved to be beautiful and challenging. Up to this point the route was had nice rollers with some good flat sections were we could really pick up the pace. Now we are in an unfamiliar territory. As we crested this one hill you could see that we would drop down a section and then head straight up…and up..and up. It was a decent, short climb that I would guess was between 15-17% grade.
My legs were talking at this point in the ride. I had a choice to back off and use the rest as a recovery or keep pushing. Hammering and pushing seemed the most fun. It burned and at some points hurt but with each mile I somehow felt stronger and stronger. It was a breakthrough of sorts.
Distance: 38.7 miles
Elevation Gains: 1258 ft
Avg Overall Speed: 17.4 mph
Avg Heart Rate: 137 bpm ( I was surprised since it felt much higher)
Following the ride I made a somewhat quick change and headed out for a 2 mile run.
Mile 1: 8:50
Mile 2: 8:33
Avg Heart Rate: 155 bpm
For the rest of the day my legs whispered things to me. BioFreeze was offered some relief. Last night my legs woke me up. BioFreeze offered more relief.
Today I will treat them to a massage. They earned it!!Robin