Today I hit the road on my (borrowed) road bike. I planned to go 9 miles but the odometer stopped during mile 5 and I didn't get it going again until mile 8 so I ended up only going 8.6 miles. Since the odometer stopped, so did the timer. :( But I used my average time from the first 5 miles to figure that it probably took me around 42 minutes or so...maybe faster, I'm not sure. I am still afraid and extra cautious on my ride. I average around 14 mph but get up to 22-23 mph going down hill, which feels awesome. I coast most of the time downhill, trying to NOT brake down the hills. :) I could kick it into high gear and pedal faster down the hills but I'm weenie.
After the ride I pushed the bike into the garage, grabbed a sip of water and headed back out to run. My legs felt like lead, again. I don't think that feeling will ever go away. I got the lead out finally around the 1 mile mark. I ran my first mile in 8:55, I was feeling the warmer weather and my allergies have been horrendous lately. But no excuses, I should have run faster. I slacked the second mile, even stopping to catch a breather at the top of a hill. I finished the run in 29:31. My last brick was much better. My problem is I don't have enough days in a row to train. Or at least I make excuses that I can't train. Jordan works a lot, and I hate to push the kids in the stroller. But that is going to make me better....a lot better than sitting on the couch.
So, another day of training completed. I WILL train tomorrow. I have to force myself out there. 23 days til race day!