what a weekend… whew. i can’t handle many more of these, i am wiped out! but yet again, all for very good and fun stuff.
it started with maritza’s going away dinner with the ROHOs on friday night.
then i got up early to go meet jolynn for another bike ride… my longest to date!
we started in plesanton, looped around to sunol and then headed down calaveras for some climbing! this was definitely the toughest ride i have done yet, we had a pretty long steady climb, but i loved every single second. there were a million cyclists out there and i just felt very in tune with my bike. i just get more and more comfortable each time. i was feeling really good and then charged up a last hill and then i was tired and ready to be done. i had a great time and can’t wait to go again.
we rode 48 miles but i had stopped my garmin somewhere along there so i don’t have my total time (grrr).
i really want to keep some long rides in my schedule when i am marathon training so i am testing it out now to see how i can fit it in. i will definitely be talking about this more as i get into it.
i came home, got ready and chris and i headed to our friends daughter’s 1st birthday party in marin county… so almost an hour drive north-west.
after a couple hours there, we headed south on the golden gate bridge through san francisco to the peninsula for another friend’s party, this time a couples wedding shower. we were both wiped at this point but lasted a couple hours at the party before heading home. we made it back to our house just after 11pm and i got to sleep shortly after with the alarm set for 6am.
sunday morning came way to soon but i got ready for maritza’s going away run and brunch. we met at 7:30 in danville and had a great group out there… i love these girls!
i planned on running 13 miles and most of the girls were doing somewhere around there. kristin was running 15 so we decided to stick together for the first part. i wasn’t sure how my legs were going to feel after that long bike ride the day before, and i definitely could tell that i had ridden almost 50 miles, but once i got warmed up i felt much better, just tired.
we did a 2.5 out and back and then she planned on doing a 5 out and back the other way. we were chatting away about some exciting future plans and kept catching ourselves running too fast, which was a nice little surprise on tired legs. we pulled back and just were cruising the whole time. when i hit 9 i turned around so i would get 13 and was running at an incline into a headwind the whole way back, it was a little rough, but i managed to keep my pace the same and run the last mile as my fastest (just barely).
13.0 miles/1:54:37/8:44 avg pace
then we headed to our favorite brunch spot where we filled up on delicious food.
i am now in a state of delirium and so so so sleepy from all the weekend’s festivities!
this week’s totals:
running: 40.1 miles
biking: 67.8 miles + 45 min on the trainer
definitely happy with this week. one more week to go until training officially starts!