Today was busy, but for once it wasn't just filled with training. I also made time for relaxation and friends. I slept in again and felt great. My legs did not feel like legs that suffered through a very long, very hot run the day before. I did an easy 1.5 hours on the bike and talked on the phone with my sister and brother-in-law during it. Then it was off to the pool for a very long swim that pretty much wiped me out. And I'm going to get out of the water and do how many more miles on September 13?
I then spent a couple hours with my friends Debbie and Scott having dinner and wine at their place. They live right down the street but we have barely seen each other in the past couple months. It was totally relaxing and so nice to catch up with friends and take a break from the training madness for just a moment. Debbie made a phenomenal dinner, all of which surprisingly fit in my super restricted diet. However I ruined that by stopping for ice cream on the way home. I'm riding 100 miles tomorrow, I figured I'd earned it.
I mapped my route and am pretty excited to give it a try. I'm a little worried about the heat taking its toll on me but I have to train regardless of conditions so I'll be careful and listen to my body. This will be the longest ride I've ever done solo and I think the mental test will be good for me. It's a final hurdle in getting myself totally prepared for the long, solo journey I'll be making just one month from now.
Distance - 23.75 miles
Time - 1:30:00
Distance - 4,500 yards
Time - 1:31:55