A glimpse at my Saturday training –
5am - wake up (not as fast getting up as I normally am)
6:30am - rolling out for 5 hour ride
11:50am – rolling back in from ride
12 noon – headed out for run
Somewhere between all of this I managed to drop a bottle, assist in saving a turtle, school some young men on all of the gadgets on our bike, and most interestingly I also manage to get maced in the face. :)
*note-to-self – if you follow your friend too closely as she maces two approaching dogs in 10pmh winds than you will likely feel the burn of the spray*
We stuck to our steady moving plan and only stopped once at a store to refill all of our bottles. I also hit my prescribed HR targets that coach gave me but know that I can do even better. My RPM’s were close to being on target but did fall slightly as the sun began baking me and I lost a little focus.
When the training session (bike and run) was all said and done I walked in the house and placed my head right under the kitchen sink running cold water on my neck. It felt SO GOOD!
On the bike
Fuel Bottles – 3
Water Bottles – 2
Gu’s – 3
Cliff Bar – 1
Pepsi – ½ of can. So good!
Miles covered – 83.49
Elevation Gain – 3,053ft
Avg. moving speed – 16.7mph
Avg. Rmp’s – 83
Although this pace was a bit slower than my past rides I felt a ton better overall by lowing my HR just a bit. The magic is happening and I will continue to dial in.
This week is a Recovery Week. What this means is that our house will get some needed attention and I will relieve Scott from all that he has been doing to make things run smooth. He deserves a break and I need to give it to him. Want to know how thrilled he was when I told him to go on his training ride this coming Saturday and I would take care of ALL OF THE HOUSE CHORES?
Happy Monday everyone!!