So the ride on Saturday was good, I rode out to Poolesville, tooled around on the hills, kept my fingers and toes crossed that I'd avoid the rain (mostly successful) and I ended up latching on the wheel of another cyclist for about 40ish miles who was out for a long ride too. It was nice to have company -Without it, I know I would've become surly about the drizzly weather and my less-than-stellar fueling (Combos as a gas station have never tasted so good. Mmmm fake cheese). As I got back on the bike path to make my way home from MacArthur Blvd, I considered doing a little out and back on the W&OD so I'd hit 100 miles, but I decided against it. 94 miles was more than enough thankyouverymuch. Plus I was running late in getting home, needed to have enough time to make Oreo Balls for my friend Kendra's event that evening (do you know how challenging it is to make sure enough oreos make it into the food processor instead of my mouth?)
I woke up Sunday morning feeling tired. And hungry, so hungry. I actually ate two bagels before my long run. My legs were stiff and sore when I set out and initially I thought I'd run down by the Pentagon, along the Mt. Vernon Trail and then back up through the Rosslyn/Courthouse/Clarendon hills but decided I didn't want to subject my legs to those hills, so I did an out and back from my house, past the Pentagon, down the Mall to the Washington Monument and then back.
|Running routes like this will never ever get old. I always think of Forrest Gump on this path along the Reflecting Pool|
This week I've had some swimming, a track workout, some biking, some strength training. I did track work yesterday and my legs are STILL sore. And I'm eating alot (more than usual). It's like I blinked and suddenly we're in the thick of the season. I think Ironman is about 10ish weeks away, so there is alot more fun in my immediate future!
Oh and I'm signed up for Ironman Texas 2014! Different (hot) race!