It's Memorial Day weekend....the kickoff to summer. We visited my favorite spot on earth yesterday. I wanted to share a few pictures to show why I will always be a Mainer.
This is my family's camp in Freeport, Maine. It's so beautiful there. Thank you Grampa and Grammie. I will cherish this gift forever.
I have had fun training this weekend too. I went for a fairly short but hard ride on Saturday with a super short/fast run after. It felt great. I have a new bike loop that wasn't super hilly like the rest of my rides so it was fun to just cut loose.
Yesterday was my main Brick workout. I rode 50 miles at a moderate pace and then ran 5. I felt strong. I was happy and comfortable the whole way. I finally figured out how to dress properly for a ride that starts at 42 degrees and ends at 60. (the trick? Have hubby and boys meet you part way so you can shed layer!! :) plus, I got to say Hi. My 6 y.o. even drew me a picture that I got to stick in my bento box. )
The best part of the workout came later in the day. I was fine!!! Last year when I did bricks of this length, I was Toast for the day. I really felt fine the whole day and today too. I'm not sore or tired. Yeah! I hope this means I am getting stronger and generally adapting to triathlon training.
Over the next few weeks I will be adding a long ride on Saturday before the brick on Sunday. I will build up to 85-90 miles by the end of June. This is a big deal for me. I have only ever ridden 65 miles!! I know I know. I have a loooooong way to go before I achieve my Ironman dream in '09. I will get there. First, I will tackle the Lake Placid training camp at the end of June. Woah. I am nervous and it's only a training weekend! I have never done anything like this before. Just me, my team mates, and hilly Ironman course for 4 days. Should be an adventure.