I went for another ride with my clipless pedals.....this was ride #3. On the agenda was about 24 miles - my longest ride ever (at least since I was a kid). I know that's not really that long, but it was alot for me. Before we even left the parking lot, I promptly fell over and skinned up my left ankle, right knee and front of my right calf, and right elbow. I still can't believe I fell. I had one foot clipped in and was leaning on the other, talking to my friend Michelle, and just waiting to get started. All of a sudden I lost my balance and started falling. I knew I was going to fall, and even said "Oh Crap, I'm Falling", but there was absolutely nothing I could do about it. It literally all happened in slow motion. I was bleeding and shaken from the fall, but I picked myself up and went on the ride anyway. I of course had Jim snap a few pics of me when I got home to document my glorious fall.
|My ankle. It's hard to tell, but this is actually the worst "injury". I took out about 4 separate chunks from my ankle.|
|A little road rash on my calf.|
It was a beautiful day, although it was a little hot. It was sunny and upper 80s with about 95% humidity. There were also about 20 mph winds, which make the road bike a little scary. We completed two 12 mile loops, but somehow only logged 23 miles. But I was so happy to say that I had ridden 23 miles!!
This Saturday Jim and I will run the Hospital Hill 10K. It is a very, very hilly race....notice the word "Hill" in the race title. I have been trying to run a few more hills, but man they really wipe me out. I am guessing my time will be something awesome like 1:20. Jim will be done with the race, and just be chilling out waiting for me by the time I get done. He will probably seriously run it in half of my time. Why am I so stinking slow!!!
I had another solid week of training and I couldn't be happier with my training this month. It has been great. I have felt good and have actually been looking forward to my swim training, so that's a huge step for me. Below is my training recap for the week.
Monday: 4 mile easy run
Tuesday: 14 Miles on Bike in am; Master Swim (1600 Meters) in pm
Wednesday: 4 mile Tempo run
Thursday: BRICK Group Workout - 12 Mile Bike & 2 Mile Run
Friday: Swim - 1500 Meters
Saturday: 7 mile long run
Sunday: 23 Miles on Bike
Swim: 3100 Meters
Bike: 49 Miles
Run: 17 miles
Total Training Time: 9 hours and 35 minutes
I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!!!