First things first, look what I got!
Here’s what she looks like up-close.
I didn’t want a mountain bike, but didn’t necessarily want a road bike either, so hybrid was the way to go. I decided on this one because, well, it was the prettiest bike in the store. What can I say? I was just looking for something to ride casually and leisurely and it seemed like a good fit. It’s super comfortable and I pretty much smile like a goofy kid as soon as I get on.
Hubby got himself a road bike, which is what inspired the bike shopping to begin with. Needless to say, I couldn’t let him have all the fun.
In other news, I ran a pretty awesome (almost) 20-miler with the group yesterday morning. It was a particularly
scenic hilly mountainous route with some memorable climbs, but lots of good company for distraction. One of our companions who is currently recovering from an injury was kind enough to set up another amazing aid station for us complete with fluids and plenty of fruit and goodies. We are truly spoiled!
I felt fantastic (though definitely sore in the later miles) and ran my fastest pace yet on a 30K+ run.
For comparison I ran a 20-miler last August at an average pace of 6:23/KM (10:16/mi) and in December at an average pace of 6:20/KM (10:11/mi).
After the run (and after indulging in many leftover goodies from our aid station), I forced myself into an ice bath for the first time in months. There may have been some cursing and a lot of grumbling, but these legs definitely needed it.
Including a nice and easy 10K run on Saturday morning, that wraps up another “marathon distance” weekend.
Next Sunday: Around the Bay 30K, the oldest road race in North America.