Monday, August 6, 2012

Weekend Recap:

Last weekend was a confidence boosting weekend in Louisville, this past weekend was anything but....
I met up with the regular crew for our Sat ride. My training plan had me down for a 4-5 hour ride which to me means a 5 hour ride since I figure I'm on the slower side. I planed on doing 80 miles.
Just miles into the ride, I felt like crap and couldn't keep up with a single person. My head felt like it was going to explode and I felt dizzy. I'm not sure how long everyone was waiting for me at the BP but I rolled in slowly and was considering just riding back home. But I didn't. I wanted to see how I felt when I made it out to the T. River road was slow for me. I couldn't pedal faster than 13mph. I felt bad for holding up the group because I knew they would be waiting for me at the T, which they were. I let them ride and Jason and I stayed back as the tears started rolling down my checks. I was having a mini pity party for myself. I ate a waffle and had more water as I tried to decide what I wanted to do. I really didn't want to sandbag my last long ride. So after 5 minutes of crying, onto Poolesville we went. Once there, the rest of the group was waiting for us and I had a coke and a snickers bar and everything seemed to magically get better. The rest of the ride was just ok, but I survived. I think the thought of having a milk shake from Jetti's kept me pedaling.
But honestly, I think this was one of my worst rides of my life. I'm not sure what I am going to do if I feel like this come race day. I just hope I will not.
Last 2 hour run! Woot. Met up with my running group and did a decent pace in the humidity. I looked like I had jumped in the water when I was finished. Looking forward to the 10 mile run I have this weekend. Somehow this seems short now.
The rest of the day involved naps, Olympics, and an early dinner at Cava. I was going to swim, but my training plan said it was optional and yesterday I took that as I'm not swimming.
Happy Monday All :)


  1. Sorry to hear about the bad ride. Hopefully you were just getting it out of the way before the race.

  2. You survived your worst ride way to go! Now you got it out of the way and you will be good to go! You are doing awesome in your training!

  3. Some days just suck! It sounds like all of your other rides have gone really well and this one just happened to be at the slower end of the bell curve. You will rock the IM.