Long day today, but a fun day. Started out with an easy 3000 in the pool. Just a straight forward swim alternating pulling and free every 500 yards. Just about 45 minutes to do the swim and felt pretty good.
Then it was off to bike at 10am. Wasn’t really sure how far we were going to be going and didn’t have any idea of the route, just wanted to make sure I wasn’t dropped. Before the ride even really got going I had 10 miles in so I knew I was going to be racking up some miles so I just stay in the middle of the pack for most of the ride. Once and a while my buddy Mike was dropped on the hills so I’d wait to make sure he knew which way we were headed. Took a little bit of work to catch up to the group after that, but they would wait up once they realized we were off the back. The best part of the ride was stopping at Abe’s in Newburyport for a bagel. Too bad I can’t do that in the Ironman!! We ended up getting in a little over 50 miles.
Then a couple hours after that Julie wanted to ride. My legs were feeling a litte tired by the time she showed up. Starting out was tough, but my legs actually loosened up about 5 miles into the ride. It was a short ride though, more like a time trial. We did 19.1 mph, so felt good about that.