>> Tuesday, June 02, 2009
I’ve had 2 workouts in a row that were BIKE RIDES! Gasp! I know! Me! Biking!!
Friday I did a flat, hard 24 mile ride. I headed down the Greenway. There were’s lots of families and old people. I hit the turn-around with a 19.4 average, and used the slight breeze on the way home to bump up to a 20.4 average by the end of the trail. By the time I climbed the 2 hills heading back home, I finished with a 20.2 mph average. I’ll take it.
(We we gone to my youngest sister-in-law's graduation party over the weekend, so there was no training. Unless you call stuffing our faces with pork sandwiches and banana bars "training.")
Yesterday, I did a hilly, hard 36 mile ride. I did 2 loops of the route I call the “St. Paul River Loop,” and I added in 2 more hills by crossing the river on my first loop. Here’s the route:
- Before the “big hill,” I had 19.3 ave
- After the big hill, it dropped to 18.6
- Before the big hill the second time, I had a 19.2 ave
- After the bill hill the second time, I had a 18.8 ave
- I ended with a 19.0 ave
They were re-painting the “bike lane” lines on Summit, so as soon as I climbed Ramsey Hill both times, I was huffing and puffing and inhaling all kinds of gross smelling paint fumes. Yuck.
Anyway, Pharmie and I are waist deep in training for our big race in about 10 days. We’re doing Liberty: she’s doing the Half IM and I’m doing the Oly. OK, back to class. Then maybe a run.