Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Riding with Nature

Last night I rode on the early side, I was trying to catch up with 'lil sis Ann, but by the time I got there, she was basically done. So, instead of riding with the Tgirls, I rode with a white tailed yearling dear (who almost got hit by a that would have been a mess!), a turtle, a hawk (or buzzard, not sure I was going to fast to spend too much time looking at the sky), a really cool electric blue-tailed lizzard. As I was packing up to go home, the rest of the team arrived. It was much cooler by then and I was happy for them...but also happy for me that I got a good heat acclimation workout in.
My biking felt really fast (17.3 mph average) but when I realized that I averaged 17.8 mph at the Crackhead open, I realized I wasn't as fast as I thought I was. I guess the heat really did affect me after all. The run was miserably slow -- a foreshadowing, i'm sure, of how i'll react to the heat while running on race day.
I was thankful for the taper -- a 90 minute workout instead of 2 hours was a nice break.


TriGirl 40 said...

You only were .5 miles per hour slower during a ride where you appreciated your surroundings - and in the heat. Sounds pretty impressive (and inspiring) to me.

Melissa said...

that was a nice little recap. thanks. i am looking forward to your big day! then we can relax by the pool!

j m holland said...

Wow, a trip to the zoo and a bike ride sounds like fun.
Love, your Blue Tailed Skink