According to my Metric Century/Triathlon Training Plan, today was suppose to be a rest day. However, tomorrow is the Husband’s birthday, so I moved my long bike ride day up and tackled my longest ride to date – 23.5 miles!
I went further down the newly discovered Bike Lane and was happy to find that LOADS of cyclists use the lane for training. In fact, I saw two "teams" training (they were intense and wore matching outfits) and maybe another 40 individuals! It was nice to have company on this long ride because the road stretches into the swampy part of Orlando.
I e-mailed Meghann this afternoon and asked if she thought I should fuel halfway through my bike ride. We debated about it for a while, so I packed these Sport Beans as back-up (100 calories).
I ate the beans around Mile 13, which I think was an excellent idea because by the time I got home 2 hours later, I was STARVING and very, VERY irritable. Grumpy Caitlin = Not Properly Fueled Caitlin.
- Duration: 1 hour, 56 minutes
- Distance: 23.5 miles
- Calories Burned: 725 (estimate)
23.5 miles was really, really challenging. That Metric Century (64 miles) is going to crush me. Thank goodness I have a month or so to train! My legs are pretty sore right now, and I need to spend some quality time with the foam roller!
I made the easier dinner I could imagine: a frozen Amy’s Kitchen Spinach Pizza.
It was delicious, and I liked that 1 pizza was 1 serving. :) Plus, a side of grapes.
Oh, and my mid-afternoon snacks included a Green Monster (1 cup almond breeze; 1 banana; 1 tablespoon flax; 2 cups kale).
And some Nature’s Path Optimal Slim cereal:
Times two. 🙂 It was really good; I couldn’t help it!
OK – The Office + foam roller are SCREAMIN’ my name!
You go girl! I’m sure by the time the race comes you’ll be just fine 🙂