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!!! :)