Last Thursday was a first for me. Before heading out for my first Time Trial I arrived home from work and quickly completed my swim session followed by 30 minutes of running drills. What a way to prime my legs for the Time Trail that was about to take place.
Scott and I arrived early and I joined two of my teammates for a quick warm-up. The course is an out and back with lots of long rollers. Nothing too bad. Before I know it I am in line and ready for my start.
Since I know this road rather well I felt fairly comfortable with my effort but began messing around with my gearing far too much. Could not figure out if I wanted spin at a high cadence or a slower one and just about blew my legs up on the out-portion before turning around to come back. So many little rookie mistake :).
Distance: 10 miles
Time: 28:54 / 20.7 mph avg
RPM: 81 avg / 112 max
Placed 2nd in female division (*29 sec back from 1st place female)
Friday I set out to get my long ride of the week completed and knocked it out on my trainer. The road would have been more enjoyable but since I do not ride solo I just did what needed to be done. I truly feel that I had such a SOLID session for my 3 hr 30 min following my written training session to a T. Gearing mixes, 2 x 11.5 mile TT, 2x 10 min high effort outputs…. It was EPIC both mental and physical!
Sunday I wrapped the weekend up with a Mother’s Day half marathon. Scott provide moving aid station support for me. What an awesome hubby!! I could not have mapped out a hillier course. MY word it was work but still managed to hold my target long run pace.
9.6 miles – 9:33 avg (hills)
3.6 miles – 8:53 avg (flat)
So that wraps up week 21!! Received TWO massage gift certificates from my boys and Scott for Mother’s Day. Guess what I will be doing this week?