Last Long Ride

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Today is the day! My last long ride before my race!


Training makes me LOL because by ‘last long ride,’ I mean anything over 2.5 hours. I still have a 2 hour one on my calendar next weekend.  But I’ll probably ride that inside during a nap, and that’s only 3 episodes of Orange Is The New Black, so I can live with that. Smile 


So this is my last long OUTSIDE ride (+ a 15 minute run). And tomorrow, I’m doing 10 miles.


And then…. HOLY  HELL.  It’s taper time!!!!



  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs October 12, 2013, 10:04 am

    Awesome! Have a great last long ride!

  • Emily at Transitional Objects October 12, 2013, 10:35 am

    I’ve really enjoyed reading about your training for the half-iron. That’s one of my goals for autumn 2014, so following your blog has been an especially pleasurable mode of research! Have a fantastic ride outside, & I look forward to hearing about the taper.

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun October 12, 2013, 2:43 pm

    I can’t believe how close your race it! Looking forward to hearing all about it! Enjoy your last long ride!

  • Kendall October 12, 2013, 3:24 pm

    congrats!! i give you so much credit training for such a big event with a toddler!

  • Ali October 12, 2013, 3:41 pm

    Is there a difference in preparation for a race between using the indoor trainer and riding outside? As in – do you use slightly different muscles because you don’t stabilize, etc? I always say I’m going to bike every year but I am super uncomfortable on a bike (haven’t ridden since I was a kid) and always worry about being in traffic. I’m wondering if this might a good thing to focus on this winter as I could do it inside when it’s too icy and cold to be running outdoors.

  • Janelle October 12, 2013, 4:30 pm

    I feel like if I was working out that much, I need a WHOLE LOT more food than that! haha

    Today I found gf buckwheat bread at our local Great Harvest; it’s super yummy too. But, at $8 a loaf, it definitely won’t be an every week splurge.

  • Pam October 12, 2013, 5:17 pm

    Have a great ride Caitlin and your breakfast makes me miss strawberries which are now really hard to find here in Canada 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  • Charity Dawn October 12, 2013, 10:01 pm

    While I never ever think I’d be able to do a tri, I really really want to learn to run properly and run a few 5-10 k’s. I love hearing about your crazy training schedule.

  • Ali October 12, 2013, 11:53 pm

    I totally measure trainer time in TV show length, too. Good luck going into your taper! I’ve got another month to go before my taper, but I’m looking forward to it already!

  • Kartki Å›wiÄ…teczne October 14, 2013, 10:06 am

    Have a great weekend!

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