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Saturday Ride and my First Missed Blog Post

Posted Jun 01 2009 12:00am

For the first time since I decided to get really serious about my blog, back in January, I missed a daily post. I knew it would happen when the summer rolled around, with vacations and weekends etc. As it turned out, yesterday we bid farewell to neighbours who are moving away to Colorado Springs. So an evening out and a few pints at the local, and I ended up missing my first post on nearly six months.

But before my evening festivities, I did get in a killer training session. A 2 hour ride on my tri bike done as 2, 20k sets on the tri course. Our course is a double 23k loop, for the Olympic distance. The weather was really nice. About 12 deg C and very light winds. A little cool at about 30 kph, but excellent riding weather just the same. After a 20 min ride out done easy as warm-up, I did the first loop in 46:45.

I took a 5 minute break for water and a little food, and then started the second loop. About 10k into the second loop, I started getting that shaky fuzzy wobbly feeling. Yes, I was about to hit the wall. I stopped and downed a gel, and drank a little water, then started again. After about 10 minutes, I started to come around. But the damage on the second loop was 50:29.

The good news was that I was able to stay aero for most of the ride. I am slowly getting more comfortable with the aero position on the slice. Today was a rest day, with a fuzzy head, and desperate need for a good night sleep. Another week of killer workouts, and I will be set for Sunday

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