Friday night the
There's only so long you can ride the engagement train so you've got to take these kind of photos.
Saturday morning, I joined about 30 other runners for a little trail adventure because why not?! Well, that 14 mile loop was just too enticing.
The fog and sunrise were doing some cool things along the run that morning.
While I told myself going into it that I could turn around whenever and to only push my body as much as it wants to be pushed, you know I didn't do that. I should have turned around at mile 8 back to the car, which would have been about 10 mi total. But no, I kept going until I finished the whole 14.
Oh well, it was fun and beautiful. And yeah, my quads were screaming on Sunday and still hurt today. Feels like I ran a marathon or something. Whatever, I'll learn.
Luckily, I took an hour nap to try and recover while the manfriend pulled weeds. As much as I needed to be pulling weeds (we have approx. 5.2 thousand of them) to prep our yard for mulch, I NEEDED that sleep.
Sunday, I played Miss Brilliant again and rode 32 miles on my bike (a few of which were hilly) with Lindsey (she's training for Vineman half Ironman). While it was a lot of fun to be on the bike, I felt SO weak. Ugh, guess I know what I can work on this summer...
Another thing I am learning on the bike is that you should ALWAYS bring food. With running, I generally know when I'm going to need food...
5 miles - no food. 12 miles - maybe food and water. 15+ miles - definitely food and water.
But with cycling, you should always have it. After all, tanking halfway through your ride when you still have hills to climb is enough to tempt drivers to make road kill of you. Moral of the story: I will be bringing food (gel, bar, etc) on my next ride.
Have you learned anything interesting during your training lately?
P.S. It was 79 deg today in Eugene. I wore white pants despite the fact that labor day is still a few weeks away. We have plumbing issues. Growing up isn't always as desirable as it once seemed.