Thursday, May 13, 2010

Moving Things Around

Last night Scott and I set out for our long ride of the week. We are heading out of town for some camping this weekend with my side of the family so against the training plan we decided to take off for a 3 hour ride. The route would be an out and back. Not my favorite but since we were riding for time it did the trick.

The first section had plenty of rollers with some short good strong climbs. Legs felt better as the miles passed along. We knew that somewhere around mile 15 we would hit the only flat section in our county and were able to really push the pace. This part felt great. Even with the headwinds we were able to maintain some high 20’s mph and even some low 30’s mph. As we made our turnaround I mentally began a slowly check out. My body felt great but my mind was just ready to rest. I wanted to unplug and be done with the day.

Scott really stepped up and kept me in the ride. We ended our 3 hours with a pace of 17mph. Even better was the pasta that followed! So with that we have ridden 127 miles in the past 5 days or 3 rides. This should make my interval work interesting tonight.

Prescribed Workout:

10 minute warm-up

10 minute HARD, 5 minute easy ,repeat 3 times

10 minute cool-down

45 minutes strength training session

The only thing left to check off from coaches to-do-list is an 8 mile run and 1 hour easy spin. Running at the camping grounds will be a nice change. The easy spin…well that will be left for our return on Sunday.

Robin

9 comments:

Dave said...

you and Scott make a great team...good ride...and camping...all good.

Wes said...

Scott's a good man for pulling you along :-) That interval session looks too much like work. I hate work ;-)

teacherwoman said...

Nice ride, girl! Dayum! You have gotten in some great miles in the past 5 days! Enjoy your time camping! I hope to do some of that this summer as well if the weather works out on the few free weekends i have!

Judi said...

have a good weekend girlie! sounds like you have been working hard!

Marlene said...

Great job on the long ride. Have fun camping!!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

how nice to have a great partner to push you through

PeterAbrego151 said...

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Grey Beard said...

Impressive speed and mileage Robin. Better to have the mind quit than the body. Cool you pushed through it and finished well.

ShirleyPerly said...

Reading this post made me really miss my weekend rides with my hubby. Biking together is bonding time. Good for you two kicking butt together in the wind.

Hope you had a good camping trip!