Yep, you saw it! It is Super Saturday! The weather is 27 degree(celcius) and awesome! What a beautiful Easter weekend. With no race tomorrow, it was a great day to do my training according to my program, and a great day to follow it properly.
Today was a low heart rate ride followed by a T-run. So did the morning family visits and got ready for my ride. I have been discovering that my sodium needs to be addressed as I do longer distance events, after my cramps and near bonk last weekend I wont let it happen again. So today I cheated, I had a half a bottle of Gatorade to start the day. As well, I took some and mixed it in my water to get a little more, I also took a pinch of salt and added to my water. With 27 degrees the sweat factor was going to be in play!
My ride was another damn windy one. I will be honest, I am not letting it defeat me mentally, last year I would let it get me right down to the point that I was ready to quit. This year, no way! Hey, dont get me wrong I swear like a trucker while the wind is almost blowing me down sideways, but, it is followed b a smile and another push forward to get stronger with it! My ride today was an uphill all the way out, and a strong wind in my face. The traffic was quite heavy, but everyone seems to be in a good driving mood, only one person tried to drive me off the road. Not to worry, he knows what I think of him now, glad he wasnt coming back in my direction any time soon. So my ride out was blowing like mad, right into my face as I pushed up the hills. My average speed on the way out was 26kmh. As soon as I turned to head home it picked up with most of the ride home over 40kmh, it was a balst, the wind at my back flying! The ride ended up as a 2hr ride at 60km total. Average speed of 30kmh. My HR stayed at 140average which is good for me, as a year ago I would have been pushing well over 155 on that kind of ride. I finished the ride with a short T-run which was also not bad. I have to watch as I tend to want to push myself and my training is strictly time and HR. So I did the run at 143 at a 535 pace. It is a dramatic improvement, but not where in my mind I want to be. I have to continue to tell myself where I have come from and that I will get there one day, it is not tomorrow. I guess somewhere in my mind I have decided that I am doing a few of these. I hope I am not premature in my thought! I will get to the point where I satisfy my own time goals, Rome was not built in a day! Stay tuned, I guess I have a few years of blogging!
I hope that all of you are having a great Easter weekend, and that you are enjoying time with your family and friends! Cheers and Happy relaxing!