Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday-Blow the Whistle and Partake in the Good Life!
Sunday's my day to sleep in. I slept until 8:00 AM up until the very last minute necessary to get ready for church. After church, I forced myself to finish the very last workout of the 3 week period. I'm really tired and looking forward to rest week. Today's weather was the best it's been all year. I went out and got away with arm/leg warmers and a vest rather than the full winter-get up. It was nice.
I did my traditional loop around the city culminating in a climb up Tramway and the fingers. The whole ride I kept thinking about brauts and how much I wanted to eat brauts. Perhaps because I didn't eat them during SuperBowl Sunday, my body was telling me I needed them. There isn't any sports nutrition book that will tell you it's a good idea to eat brauts, but it didn't matter. I wanted them!
I rode 3 hours for 50 miles with 3,500 feet of elevation gain. I ran across someone I knew while climbing Tramway, and he dropped me like it was a toddler. I kept thinking I was lagging due to fatigue, but I maintained a speed of 15MPH nearly the whole time. This guy was just fast. My intention was to do the fingers (sans La Luz) after Tramway, but I only made it half way to Menaul and I was done. Here's a map of my ride.
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When I got home, I made the kids (and my sister-in-law's kids) hot dogs for dinner and I rewarded myself with some good 'ol fashion Johnsonville Brauts, with diced onions and mustard. I had three, Tanya had one, and her sister had one.
Final week stats:
18 hours training
5:15 swimming for 13,900 yards
12:45 bike for 220 miles
8.5 hours/ 3 swiming/ 5.5 bike