|I hate that part. Why is that part always so hard?|
|My bike computer reads 59.6 - I am calling it 60 MapMyRide. Take that.|
|Bike taking a break, Attean Overlook.|
I was looking forward to the ride back. Because it was mostly downhill with some rollers, I was feeling good about this being a pretty fast 30 miles.
Not so much.
Apparently, on the way up, I was being pushed along by some wind that I just didn't feel (no wonder I felt so solid). On the way back, I was faced with some pretty stiff head and cross winds. There was no coasting down any hill, and I really had to stay on the hood to keep the bike from getting thrown around. It was kind of crazy and a good test of how I can handle those conditions. I guess that is another tool to huck in the tool box come race day.
Anyway, my bike really needed another break, and I needed some more fuel at the Parlin Pond rest area.
|Yup, we still have some snow.|
After getting home (kicking myself the whole way for my fueling mistake), the first thing I saw was a carton of freshly baked BIG ginger cookies. I ate 3.
I would show you a picture of them but they are all gone now.
I wiped the crumbs from my face, changed, and went for a 20 minute transition run that I just wasn't into because I didn't fuel properly on the bike. I got it done and learned an important lesson that I thought I already knew - never take fueling for granted.
I hope you all had a great weekend, thanks for reading!
Swim - 3000yds (all strength work in pool)
Bike - 117 miles
Run - 25 miles
146 miles total ~ 13 hours