I don’t use the word “Epic” very often, but I think it is an appropriate word to describe yesterday.
4 hours and 25 minutes of cycling, running and swimming.
Here’s how it went down:
6AM – bike-mute with Juliana
Took the longer route that J and I used to take last summer. Cycling on busy roads in rush hour is not ideal for chatting, but the company was nice. This was my second day this week not bringing the car to work! (I use the hybrid for commuting.)
34.2 KM (21.3mi) – 1:16:42 – 26.8 kph (16.6 mph)
I wheeled my bike inside, ditched the gear I didn’t need and headed right back out the door, while my co-workers looked on in
awe confusion, asking ‘Didn’t you just ride your bike here?’ I took a short out and back route and my legs wanted to fly, so I let them go. I often find I can run at a decent clip right off the bike, although it feels like I’m moving slower than I actually am.
4.0KM (2.5mi) – 19:54 – 4:58/KM (7:59/mi)
I was solo for the way home and took my new-ish route that I used on Monday. The trip home is significantly uphill and I expected it to be pretty tough after the morning run + ride (and my legs had been pretty trashed on Tuesday from Monday’s bike-muting). I ended up feeling good and powering all the way home. I have no idea how I am reaching these speeds on my hybrid.
30.8KM (19.1mi) – 58:44 – 31.5 kph (19.6 mph)
Once home, I put my bike inside and turned right back around for another short brick run. This time I could really feel how tired my legs were, but they still seemed to want to move quickly. It was also extremely hot at this time (we had record-breaking temps for March yesterday), which made me insanely thirsty and sweating like crazy. I went straight into a cool shower when I finished.
4.0KM (2.5mi) – 20:16 – 5:04/KM (8:09/mi)
7:00PM – scarf down as much food as possible
I wasn’t quite done yet! It was tempting to just crash on the couch, but I knew I would regret missing the swim. I convinced myself to just go for an hour, but of course once I was in the water I wasn’t going to leave til we were done.
This was definitely an epic training day, especially for mid-week! I’m taking a rest day today. 🙂