Rockin workouts

Remember my anxiety over going to the group ride on monday night?

I sucked it up, and went.

The people were very nice, and helpful. However, I would not recommend increasing your max mileage from 9 miles this training cycle to 25 miles overnight. Especially over killer hills, with a bunch of people who know what they're doing. I was the last one up the hills, and ran out of water with 6 miles to go. I was struggling beyond belief. There were points when if I knew where I was, I would have called Kevin for a ride, or gone a shorter route without them. I had no idea where we were in the farm lands of Somers, CT, so I sucked it up and tried not to get left behind. They were awesome about waiting for me and helping push me along. Almost 2 hours later, we were back, and I was exhausted. My Garmin lost satiliette part way through, so I only clocked 21. I was dying of thirst, and collapsed on the couch while Kevin made dinner.

wished I was riding this!


Was it hard? Unbelievably. This is what I need to get better though. If I want to be a better cyclist, I will go. No matter how much it sucks. Because eventually it will get easier.

This morning I managed to even get up for my speedwork run. 5 x 1K of awesomeness @ 6.1mph. I felt fast and strong. My legs felt good, even after the crazy ride the day before. I killed it, and had a good stretch afterwards.

My nutrition has been better, and my scale should be arriving soon, so I feel like I'm on the right track! Wish me luck for a pool workout tomorrow!

10 comments:

Wells L said...

Wow - way to push through! Sounds like an extreme challenge, but totally worth digging deep for. It's nice to hear that people were supportive and waited for you.

track coach and adorable wife said...

That sounds like a killer ride, but awesome that you stuck it out and are going back for more! Good luck tomorrow!

The Green Girl said...

Congratulations on making yourself go and pushing through, girl!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Good job on pushing through and good luck at the pool!

RockStarTri said...

The right group ride makes you work harder than you would on your own. The wrong group ride doesn't make you work hard enough. Sounds like you found the right one.

Good job toughing it out. Next time, ahhhh, next time. Can't wait to hear about it.

Running Ricig said...

Way to keep going! Satellite reception in CT really is terrible, it would not have been good to get left behind!

Megan said...

Good for you for pushing through! I'd love to pick up biking, but I'm nervous to start!

Penny said...

Good Luck in the pool. Good for you for pushing it on the bike ride. I'm sure it was tough. You are doing great and staying focused. Stay positive.

canyoncairns said...

Congrats on sticking it out! It sounds like a good group to stay with. One day, not too long from now, you'll look back and be impressed by how much easier it is.

Carly said...

I think a group ride would make me nervous too, but it's something I'd love to try at some point. At least they didn't leave you in the dust!

 
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