When things just click, it's pretty awesome. This week has been good, workout wise.
Monday, I was able to head out for a 16.5 mile ride. My longest ride ever, until this Saturday, that is. I figured it was half the distance of our bike tour, so I should see how it goes. Well, it went pretty well, actually! I got all ready to go and decided to ride out to Boomer Lake, where I often drive and park to ride, around it and ride back. The way there was nice and fast (with the wind behind me), but as soon as I got to Boomer, I saw a looming storm cloud I'd read about. I tried to rush, but of course, the wind was at my face this time. It was totally weird. I had wind coming at me and a storm chasing me. Crazy, huh? Just like Hooch. (Very few will probably get the reference, but Nick will smile because Hooch is crazy.) I'm telling the truth though. So anyway, this nasty looking storm cloud is chasing me the whole way home. I make it up the killer hill at the end of the ride and get inside with about 10 minutes to spare before the rain starts. (The whole ride took me 1.5 hours, which is what I expected.) This is what it looked like right outside my apartment when I got back:
Anyway, the shorts were great and worked well. I think I'll do OK on the 33-mile tour, especially with a few breaks. I bought some Power Bars to help me through it.
Tuesday morning I went out (even though it was cold) and ran for 33 minutes, straight! I know this doesn't seem like much since I've been training for so long, but the longest I've ever run continuously is 35:30, so that's good. I wanted to run for 30 minutes, but I wasn't quite back to the gym in time, so I went another 3! I was so proud, but my kick at the end was rather pathetic. I was tired after, but I think it was a great run all things considered. After the run, I did a few abs and then went and swam a 600m in the pool. Nice swim, too.
Today was an off day, but I can't help thinking about how well my bike and my run have finally clicked for me. Remember a few weeks ago when I wrote (I think) about my swim clicking and how I could just keep swimming all day? Well, finally the other two have, too! My bike's been so challenging since winter, and my run has always kicked my a**! I'm sure it's a combination of things, but I wish I knew why. Because eating well has that big of an effect on my workouts? Because my months and months of training have finally paid off? Because I was just having a great two days? Because it was double fluke? Because I'm that awesome? Because work isn't too bad this week so I'm in a powerful mood? I'm not sure, but I like it. Also, I've been very diligent about my abs and inner thigh workouts this week. Motivation has been up. Let's keep it up!
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