The neighbor lady has been wanting to start running so I called her up and did the first mile with her at a 12:00 min pace. When we dropped her off, Bill and I did another mile at a 9:38 pace. We stopped at home for our transition to the bike. We did an Ethanol Loop and then out to the Kamrar turn and back again. The transition went pretty smoothly, but I could tell I didn't have fresh legs for biking.
The bike part was good, but we didn't push like we probably would have during an actual event. I think we averaged about 12-15 mph. I really felt like my legs were tired and I needed some nutrition with me. My butt was sore, but it wasn't unbearable. I can start to feel it in my left knee. I really know nothing about biking form so I hope I'm not giving myself an injury.
Now, the second transition back at home was a different story. WOW! Who knew that would be the craziest feeling on legs I'd ever have. Holy cow, that was weird. I don't know that there is anything anyone can say to prepare you for that sensation. I was running with bricks tied to my legs and feet! Now I think I can truly understand the term "BRick". We only had a couple miles so I thought, ok legs, you can do anything now. Gee this is really weird. We both had to go potty so bad, too. I just kept telling myself, it's only a couple miles - you can do this blindfolded! Gosh, pick up your feet! I was really landing flat-footed, I want to be more on my toes. Ok, thick, heavy legs, let's' go!
In the end we logged 18 miles. 1 hr 39 min. Average speed 10.9 mph
They say if you plateau with a sport you need to shock your muscles by changing up your routine. This is one thing I like about biking. It's easy to change and I think I'm trying some new things and new combinations with the bike. I love that I have over 100 miles logged on it. I'm ready to start some longer rides now. I will do a 30-35 mile ride this week for the IronHawks Challenge and then another 9-mile run workshop.
today's mileage: 4 miles running; 14 miles riding
weekly mileage: 21 miles running; 35 miles riding
monthly mileage: 13 miles running; 35 miles riding
annual mileage: 259 miles running; 114 miles riding
TOTAL mileage: 383