Friday, May 28, 2010
Road Runner! beep! beep!
I am going to visit family this weekend so I took advantage of a picture perfect day to know off my long ride. I figure that way I dont have to bring my bike along, it always ads a more challenging logistical dynamic. The weather today was about as perfect as it gets to do a long ride. It was 24C with a very light breeze and very little humidity. My workout today was scheduled as a HR1-2 ride for 3.5 hours. I decided to ride a flat route towards Niagara Falls that has great roads and rides along the water. I did another ride this week as a bonus with speed and hills so I did not feel I had to do hills today.
Overall it was one of the best rides that I can remember, 3.5 hours, 130k, 1.5 pints of beer on a short break and energy to burn!
It id not stop there, the transition run turned out to be quite the same! As I jumped off hte bike I figured I would struggle a bit after the miles on my legs! Was not going to be that way! I headed out and without any hobbling I was up to a 4:40 pace and held it strong! My training pal is a super fast runner and he was having a tough time keeping up. The merits of fuelling paid off for me. Although only a 20 minute run I did the whole thing with a smile on my face and strength in my step. I was surprising myself all the way!
As you might see I am quite excited about todays workout. Yes, the conditions were perfect, but that could happen any day so I am accepting it! Today was amongst the best workout days I have ever had. All the training to date seems to have some affect! I hope that as I continue to put in the effort I hope I can enjoy a couple more days like this one!
I hope that you all had a great thing happen in your day! Life's to short not to love it and live it!
Have a great weekend!