|View from the swim start|
|Me and Marvin|
I did not like cutting the bike miles short but since I put the time in I felt like I would be ok. If I held the same watts for the same time in a place like Charleston, for example, I would have gone over my mile target for sure. One thing I definitely did not want to do was cut my run short! So after finishing the ride I hopped off my bike to finish the day running repeats on the Lake Glenville Dam - lake to one side, steep rocky quarry on the other - it was the only relatively flat piece of road I could find. Despite a long day of pedal mashing I felt surprisingly good and light. Unfortunately my long run the next day did not feel quite the same. Less than two miles into it I hit a long uphill - 9 min mile avg going up, 6:45 going down. It hurt. A lot.
I think the locals found my excursions both puzzling and amusing but everyone was super nice and willing to share the road with me since there are no bike lanes or shoulders. I am convinced this area of NC can create great athletes (probably already has). Maybe I can ride nature's coattails to greatness!
|Cooling down - not peeing|