Pretty good training week last week. Saturday's long run got a little involved as the weather turned mid-run to rain and cold. It was so weird to actually smell rain as it definitely is not a common thing in Colorado anymore, rain or the smell of rain. Anyway, the weather got cold, wet and windy as I was coming back through GOG on my way home.
I stopped at the top of three hours... added another layer, gloves and hat and then I was perfectly comfortable the whole way home. That hat really did the trick and made the biggest difference overall. Without it I bet the last hour of running would not have nearly as pleasant.
Decent numbers last week training. 79.2 miles riding, 56.15 running. Funny though, it comes out to 6:19 of riding and 9:27 of running.
I had the most awesome ride last Thursday too. 40+ miles and I was all over the place. I am finding lately that I am enjoying the bike more and more. Not only am I enjoying it, I feel like I am getting better and better on each ride. The funny thing is that I am starting to feel that I am getting stronger on the bike than I am at running. It could be a function that we have been working mostly on the bike these past few months or it could be a sign that my talents (if any) might not be in running after all. We will see.
|I bet in about eight weeks these numbers will be mild in comparison. Fourteen weeks and five days till the Leadville Marathon, the first race in the 2013 Leadman Series.