Thursday morning, I was glad to sleep in and not have a workout scheduled for another 10 hours. By 3pm, I was more than ready to get out on the road, out from the flourescent lighting and from behind the computer desk (where I pretend to work and just cruise blogs all day).
An hour ride with power sprints and then a 36 min z2 run. Easy enough.
I saw my buddy, Ackerman, out near Lunken getting ready to ride with the guys from Seven Hills. It's always fun to see a familiar, smiling face, especially unexpectedly! Back home for the run...
It took about 3 miles to actually start feeling comfortable, like I could run for an extended period of time. By then, my water was also gone and I knew I was on the home stretch.
All in all, 19.5 bike miles, 5 run miles. And a very hungry belly!
After the protein shake, that, yes, I drank straight from the blender, I made a trip to the grocery. And then, I was so exhausted I was nauseas...so I put on my compression socks and went to bed.
Nine hours of sleep and only one wake-up to eat. And today, we're having a luau - basically a bunch of middle-aged bankers wearing Hawaiian shirts and parrot heads and plowing mass amounts of food - at work. In the rain.And after work? A 2.5 hour ride. In the rain.
And then tomorrow, an open water swim and 4 hour ride. In the rain.
As Coach just said "It's on like Donkey Kong!" What does that even mean?!