Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Extra Long ride Saturday, paying today

I'm doing the MS 150, which I hear is actually closer to 180 miles, so I've been adding in some biking mileage where it makes sense, like on a weekend ride. Nobody from my team for the ride (Team Trinity) wanted to go the 70 miles on offer. I did, and it went by pretty quick. One of the training things is that I really don't want to draft off of others, because they penalize you in the race if you do so. Of course, people on the ride just love it when they can get sucked along for "free." And I don't mind if it's not a race.

Of course, a bunch of people looked at the calendar and said, "Oooh - I haven't gotten in my long rides yet." I saw so many newbies out there, we could have used twice as many ride marshals. The police coverage at intersections was pretty good. I think I did 75 total.

My Tivo did pick up that episode of the celiac segment on The View. There's a big old weather warning on it, but what do you do?

The Y wants me to come talk to the new running group. I've been doing it so long, I wonder if I can make it simple anymore. At least I get to mention Celiac in passing.

Speaking of the Y, I did my first "real" swim workout there tonight with warm up, drills, and sets. Let's just say there's more work to be done.

The brutal thing was then I came home and did the hour run on my treadmill. I usually try to have an action/adventure movie in, but I ended up watching the last half of the Shawshank Redemption. There are some real slow spots in that movie. And I looked down at the timer a lot. I finished 45 minutes ago, and I think I'm tired enough to beat the two hour rule to bed.