After today’s training, I am uber excited about the race season. Not only am I feeling faster and stronger, I am also preparing for a new race experience: road racing, on my bike.
I have run 30 plus miles – BT50K, 2007/2010, tested my endurance in two half-Ironman’s – Greater Cleveland Triathlon 2005/2006 and even did a mini adventure race – mt bike, paddle and trail run . I trained long and hard for the 50K and half IM, but road racing, this will be a true test of my determination and perseverance.
The “casual” ride we did today, after a 6.4-mile trail run was “easy” for most of the girls. For me, it was tough. I had to work climbing the – barely noticeable incline. If I hit it hard, then I was spent at the top and needed a brief recovery.
At that point, I was dropped.
I have my work cut out for me. I will be training at least once a week on the RATL course, in preparation for a April or May race.
Today’s ride: 10 miles, 41 minutes. I know my heart rate was up there …