I did my first real ride of the season this past weekend and it was on the Ironman Lake Placid course. It was a fitting start... 45 miles with nearly 3,000 feet of climbing and a stiff headwind for much of it. But despite the challenges, I loved every moment. There are few places I love riding more so starting my year there was perfect.
After a pretty big week of training where I not only hit every workout but did a little extra, I had a very relaxing weekend. But first...
- Swim - 5,600 yards, 1:47:30
- Bike - 93.95 miles, 6:18:06
- Run - 16.64 miles, 2:38:12
I feel great about the training and how my body is responding. I'm also energized and excited by it, which was something I worried about heading into my third season of long course and another year of two Ironmans. This week is a rest week and it took every bit of restraint to stick to the plan and not ride tonight with friends. We'll see how the rest of the week goes...