Tuesday, May 16, 2006

An Epic Weekend

This past weekend proved to be a big one for me. Managed to ride a hard 84 miles on Saturday with the fellas. Two of the guys we joined are Cat 2 and Cat 3 semi-pro cyclists. They abused us but it felt good (sounds strange to say that). Finished with a very painful 3.5 mile run afterwards. I was dehydrated and overheated. Need to hydrate better at the end of the ride next time. Managed to get a great nap on the couch afterwards however.

Sunday morning woke up and headed to White Rock Lake for a long run. 16.5 miles later I had finished my longest run to date. Unfortunately I wore new shoes and they rubbed me some blisters on my left foot. Note to self...don't break in new shoes with a 16 mile run. Surprisingly the run felt great despite the pounding I dished out to my legs less than 24 hours prior. I am certainly starting to see the benefits of the past 5 months of hard work. As the race nears I find myself getting more and more excited. I can't wait to race on July 23rd. There are so many amazing people who have gotten me to where I am today...too many to list here. You know who you are. Thanks!

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Blogger Ed said...

"Epic" is a good term. There will be many more epic weekends to come, aye. You're getting there dude! I'm ramping mine up to the level you're already at and, man, its effective. Good luck, and its great to have you as a workout buddy and a friend. Check out http://quest4iron-ed.blogspot.com/

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