What, you canâ€™t see him?
There he is!
Heâ€™s a big boy â€“ easily 5 feet.
I had a glorious 26-mile bike ride this morning. Iâ€™m beginning to work on extending my long rides about 5 to 10 miles a week in preparation of my upcoming Century (100 miles!).
I took the first half of the ride nice and slow because I was warming up my legs. They were a wee bit sore after yesterdayâ€™s trail run â€“ nothing to be concerned about, but sore enough that I paid attention and didnâ€™t push it!
Around Mile 9, Becka and I took a break and I ate these Goo Chomps, which were pretty yummy! The entire pack about about 180 calories.
A little bit later, we separated and I banged out the last 10.0 miles by myself. I am also starting to do speed sprints when I try to go 20.0 mph for 0.5 mile at a time. I did about six sets.
I love Florida! I will miss my home state so much when we move.
Here are my final statistics:
- Distance: 26.2 miles
- Duration: 2 hours, 3 minutes
Pre-ride breakfast was two pieces of toast with two dippy eggs and an orange:
And recovery lunch was a whole wheat pita with cheese and a veggie burger, as well as a Green Monster.
I really do like the Morningstar black bean burgers. They are good when youâ€™re pressed for time!
And my Green Monster contained:
- 1 cup rice milk
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon ground flax
- 2 cups spinach
Off to shower off all of this bike grease! I always end up with it all over my legs.
Megan mentioned to me this morning that sheâ€™s really happy sheâ€™s not specifically training for something right now â€“ sheâ€™s just working out to be fit and have fun. I cannot even REMEMBER the last time (it was probably 3 years ago!) that I was not training for something. Sometimes itâ€™s annoying to always be working towards one big goal, but I generally prefer it.
Question: Are you training for a race right now? What is it? Do you enjoy signing up for races to help stay motivated, or would you rather just do your own thing?