Due to all the riding, this past week was pretty epic in terms of time. I had wanted to ride on Tuesday morning but pinched a nerve in my neck on Monday at the pool and had to take 2 Robaxacet to relax the muscles. That totally knocked me out and left me feeling really drowsy and out of it on Tuesday morning. So, I slept in and took the day off. I felt better by Wednesday so I made it to the pool. I had also wanted to get to the gym last week but that never happened either. Had I been ok on Tuesday morning I could have gone and Thursday morning I had to be at work early so I only managed a ride. That seems to be the story of my life these days. That would also explain why my weight has been slowly creeping up and I've lost a fair bit of muscle. I am aiming to get back to the gym this week. Twice.
Despite my lack of gym time last week I still managed to pack a lot into 5 days of workouts. I'm really enjoying riding with the Morning Glory crew. The rides are tough but everyone is super nice and very encouraging. And it's always a big group that comes out so I'm never totally on my own.
|This was a special East Meets West Edition...and Michael Barry came out to join us. So the pace was INSANE.|
Monday: 2300m swim
Tuesday: OFF due to neck
Wednesday: 2400m swim + 7km run.
Thursday: 25km ride
Saturday: 450m OWS (didn't feel like swimming so mostly mucked about in the water) + 102km bike over many many hills. It was STINKING hot out so it made this ride exceptionally tough. But I loved every second of it. Check out that elevation profile!
And I re-hydrated with some local beer.
And then we got up to do it all over again.
Sunday: 65km "recovery ride". My legs were NOT happy for at least the first 35 minutes or so of that ride. Then they bounced back and I felt much better. We still managed 700m of climbing on yesterday's ride. The descent back to Collingwood was worth it. I almost managed 70kph going down hill on my bike. If I wasn't such a fraidy cat, I probably could have hit 75kph.
Total time: 9h 36 minutes. Total bike distance: 193km. Run: 7km. Ha ha ha. Now THAT is an unusual turn of events. A huge thank you to our friend Carrie and her pal Justin for dragging us around all those climbs. I'm looking forward to doing it again at some point!
This weekend we're racing again in Bala. I always look forward to this race. Hopefully it doesn't rain this year! The last 2 years I've done it, it's rained. Right now the forecast is calling for a bit of rain at least in Toronto so we'll see what happens up north.
How was your weekend? Was it a scorcher?