Since my triathlon, Iâ€™ve been struggling to get motivated to do the longer, dedicated workouts I need to do for my upcoming races:
- Crooms Fool Run â€“ 15 Mile Trail Race (April 3)
- IronGirl – 15K (April 10)
- Echelon Gran Fondo â€“ Century Bike Ride (May 23)
I think Iâ€™m suffering from post-race blues. Does that ever happen to you? Sometimes, itâ€™s just a letdown after training SO long and hard for something, and thenâ€¦ POOF, itâ€™s over! Itâ€™s kind of like a wedding (haha, well then you have marriage!). :) But Iâ€™ve got to focus on the events coming up in the next two months because they are going to be so much FUN!
Since Iâ€™ve got no time to slack off, I set off on a bike ride after work.
Yeeeehaw! It was fun to ride again.
I did 18 miles in 1:19. A little slow, but not too shabby.
Pre-ride fuel included lavas and almond butter:
And a sesame bar:
After my ride, I ate another slice of lavas bread while I prepared dinner.
Dinner was really fast because it was mostly leftovers. I had three slices of spinach pide, cabbage, and carrots, plus a mashed sweet potato.
Pide is so much better than pizza!!
Dessert was chocolate chip mint ice cream:
Andâ€¦ Iâ€™m off to spend quality time with the pups and do some laundry. 🙂
I think one of the things that will help me get motivated for my Century Bike Race is to put together a training plan. Riding 100 miles seems pretty intimidating and a clear plan will keep me focused. What can I say, Iâ€™m a fan of plans!