Sunday, July 25, 2010

60 mile training ride

Today started off with me deing inspired by all the people I knew that were doing the Lake Placid Ironman. I was tracking them online here and there throughout the day.

The sunshine was out and it was a beautiful day for a ride. Andy and I set out on our 60 mile round trip bike ride to Oswego Harborfest and back.

We went through Liverpool, Pheonix, Fulton, and Oswego. There were a few curse words creeping up in my head as we had a head wind going out to Oswego the whole time. I think we averaged only an 18mph on the way there.

On our way, Andy suddenly came to a stop and turned around at these railroad tracks. Im thinking he must have dropped something. No, He saw a turtle in the middle of the road and didn't want him to get trampled over by a car. He went to pick the stinking pungent thing, and it snapped at him. I think it snapped a couple times at him before I came to see what the commotion was about. I then saw the turtle bite on the bottom of Andys road shoe. The thing was so vicious!!!

The Vicious Snapping Turtle

On our way home I had a mental breakdown. Andy started picking up speed going about 25mph. I had crotch pain and some headaches that were creeping in. I don't think I kept up with my nutrition well. I literally started crying at one of the stop signs we came to. I was upset that I started to get dropped by my boyfriend who is a great bike rider. Why, I do not know. I decided I would ride as best as I could and hang in there and keep up with drinking every 15min.

We ended up with a 21 mph average speed on the way home. 60 miles in 3:18. Im ok with that

I got home, took a protein drink in and went for a run. I didn't go far, only 1.5 miles just to see if I could get a good turnover coming off the bike. My ave 8:42.

Next time it will be a longer run off the bike!!! :)


  1. You did awesome on the bike ride! Your time and avg. speed is great! My husband is a good rider too and no matter how hard I try I just can't keep up with him. We're just built differently, and while it's frustrating sometimes, I have just come to accept it.

  2. I think you did a great job with that 60 miler, that turtle story was wacky!

    I'm running the Rochester marathon on September 12....I ran the half last year and really like the course. It's coming up fast though!